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A Deanery in the Diocese of Brentwood


Deanery in the Archdiocese of Cardiff (Caerdydd)


Brighton and Hove
East Brighton (St John the Baptist and St Joseph), Brighton (St Mary), Brighton (St Mary Magdalen), Patcham (St Thomas More), Hove (Sacred Heart), Hove (St Peter), Southwick and West Blatchington, Rottingdean with Woodingdean, University of Sussex


Brighton and Hove Deanery
Parishes: Brighton, Chaplaincy for University of Sussex, Brighton, Brighton (Patcham), Brighton (Preston Park), East Brighton, Hove, Sacred Heart, Hove, St Peter, Rottingdean with Woodingdean, Southwick

Local Authority Sub District

Bristol East
Deanery of Bristol East. Comprising of the following parishes: St Lawrence - Chipping Sodbury, St Augustine of Canterbury, Downend, St Nicholas of Tolentino, Easton, St Joseph, Fishponds, St John Fisher, Frenchay, St Patrick, Redfield


Bristol North West
Deanery of Bristol North West. Comprising of the follwing Parishes: St Bonaventure, St Teresa of the Child Jesus, St Anthony, Our Lady of the Rosary, Holy Family, St Bernard, St Vincent de Paul, Christ the King, Sacred Heart, University of the West of Eng


Bristol South
Deanery of Bristol South in the Diocese of Clifton.


British Institute of Florence, UK
Study Breaks in Art History in the Heart of the Renaissance


British Province of the Society of Jesus, UK
The central site for the Jesuits in Britain


A warm and welcoming Forces Chaplaincy in the Forces Diocese.


Brothers of Penance - Tertius Ordo Regularis S. Francisci

Religious Order

Broughton Catholic Charitable Society - Salford Diocese, UK
The objections of the Society are the spiritual benefits of its members,both living and dead, and the relief of hardship, wherever it is encountered, by making grants of money. Est 1787 New members are always welcome, Contact Secretary or check website for details.

Organisation > Diocesan

Brunel University Chaplaincy - Uxbridge, UK
A warm and welcoming University Chaplaincy in the Westminster Diocese.


Buckinghamshire New University - High Wycombe

Chaplaincy > University

Bury Hospice - Bury
At Bury Hospice we recognise that many people find comfort, hope and inner peace through spirituality, and while it may be found through religion, many people also find it through music, art or the natural world. Our chaplains are able to offer support to all patients and their families and friends irrespective of faith or belief. Many people who have no religious beliefs may find it helpful to have someone with whom to discuss their hopes, fears and worries.The chaplains make regular visits to the in-patient unit and the day hospice, and are available to see outpatients on request.

Chaplaincy > Hospice/Nursing Home

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Useful Definitions in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic Bishops' Conference?

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms 'diocese' and 'episcopal see' being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, 'government, administration, or province.' (Vocabulary.com).

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

What is a Deanery

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the deanery.www.catholicculture.org

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515-552, entitled 'Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars.' Wikipedia

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