It is a key part of the Church's mission to offer good quality education as part of our contribution to society as a whole. Catholic schools are always happy to welcome children from all backgrounds whose parents seek a Catholic education for them, where there are sufficient places to meet this demand. In cases of oversubscription, priority is given to Catholic pupils.

The Catholic Church was the original provider of education in this country. From the Middle Ages onwards, the Church took responsibility for teaching children. Central to this work has always been our dedication to providing education for the poorest in society. Following Catholic emancipation in the 19th century, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales prioritised the building of schools before the building of churches. Then, as now, the Church's commitment to education was strong.

Young People and Ministry

Young people are not the Church of the future, they are the Church of now! The life of Jesus Christ as a young person is one that Pope Francis invites us to consider in his exhortation, “Christus Vivit,” his official follow up text to the Synod on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment that took place in 2018. Young adults need opportunities and environments to grow in faith, fellowship and fun through youth ministry and mission.

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We have 71 Catholic Schools to serve our local communities

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University Chaplaincy

We serve the students at the 5 universities across the diocese

University Chaplaincy

Opportunities for Young People

Young adults are visible in key roles across the Diocese. They are involved in parish life, and the wider community, witnessing to their relationship with Jesus Christ through the sacraments, fighting for social justice, involved with social action projects, reaching out to those most in need and serving each other in fellowship

Young People & Ministry