Diocese of Wrexham

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Diocese of Wrexham Bishops` Conference of England and Wales (Cymru)


Bishop`s House, Sontley Road, Wrexham, Clwyd, LL13 7EW
Curial Office, Sontley Road, Wrexham, LL13 7EW

Catholic Priests and People

- Bishop
Mrs Cathy Coppack - Bishop`s PA
Mrs Kate McDonald - Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator
Mr Keith McDonagh - Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator
- Director of Education
Mr Mark Philpott - Editor
Mrs Kathryn Ranson - Deputy Director of Education

Retired People:

Bishop Edwin Emeritus Regan - Retired


Phone 01978 262726
Click here to email Diocese of Wrexham
External Link to Diocese of Wrexham`s Website: www.wrexhamdiocese.org.ukwww.wrexhamdiocese.org.uk

Catholic Parishes

The Cathedral Church Of Our Lady Of Sorrows, Wrexham
St Therese Of Lisieux, Abergele
Our Lady Star Of The Sea And St Winefride, Amlwch, Amlwch
Our Lady of Fatima, Bala, Dolgellau
Our Lady and St James, Bangor
St Tudwal, Barmouth
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Beaumaris
St Mary Magdalene, Blaenau Ffestinog
St David and St Helen, Caernarfon
St Joseph, Colwyn Bay
St Michael & All Angels, Conwy, Conwy
St Joseph`s, Denbigh
Our Lady Of Seven Sorrows, Dolgellau
The Immaculate Conception, Flint
The Sacred Heart, Hawarden
St Mary Help Of Christians, Holyhead
St Winefride, Holywell
Our Lady Star Of The Sea, Llandudno
Most Holy Family, Llandudno Junction
God The Holy Ghost, Newtown, Newtown
Eglwys Y Bugail Da, Llanrwst
St Francis Of Assisi, Llay
St David, Mold
Sacred Heart, Old Colwyn, Old Colwyn
Our Lady And The Welsh Martyrs, Overton
St David, Pantasaph
Our Lady & St Cynfil, Penrhos, Pwllheli
Most Holy Redeemer, Porthmadog
Ss Peter And Frances, Prestatyn
The Blessed Trinity, Queensferry
Our Lady Of The Assumption, Rhyl
St Mary the Virgin, Ruabon
Our Lady Help of Christians, Ruthin
St Anthony Of Padua, Saltney, Broughton, Bretton and Higher Kinnerton
St David, Tywyn
St Winefride, Welshpool
St Mair, Machynlleth
Our Lady and Saint Richard Gwyn, Llanidloes
The Holy Family, Coedpoeth
Christ the King, Towyn
St David, Cemaes Bay, Amlwch
Our Lady of Lourdes, Benllech, Amlwch
Christ the King, Aberdyfi
St Pius X and St Richard Gwyn, Bethesda, Bangor
St David in Seion, Harlech, Barmouth
Holy Cross, Gellilydan
St John Jones, Llanberis, Caernarfon
St Therese, Rhosneigr, Holyhead
St Mary of the Angels, Llanfairfechan, Llandudno Junction
St Garmon`s, Welshpool
Christ the King, Rossett, Rossett
Blessed Sacrament Church, Connah`s Quay
Catholic Church, FLINT, FLINT
Catholic Church, MOLD, MOLD
Our Lady of The Rosary, Buckley
Franciscan Friary, PANTASAPH
Catholic Church, OVERTON, OVERTON
Catholic Church, Ruabon, Ruabon
St Winefride`s, ST ASAPH
Catholic Church, RHYL, RHYL
Sacred Heart, Pontfadog
Eglwys Y Groes (Holy Cross), Llangollen
Catholic Church, BALA, BALA
Catholic Church, Llanddoged Road, Llanddoged Road
Franciscan Friary, PENMAENMAWR
Catholic Church, Corbett Avenue, Corbett Avenue
St Joseph`s, PWLLHELI
Catholic Church, Pwllheli, Pwllheli
Catholic Church, Bangor, Bangor
St Joseph`s, AMLWCH

Catholic Groups/Organisations/Religious Orders

Schools Commission - Education/Schools

About Diocese of Wrexham

Diocese of Wrexham consists of the 6 Counties of North Wales and the district of Montgomery in the County of Powys in Mid-Wales.

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Useful Definitions of the Structures 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 the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

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