What is 'Taking Stock'?

Taking Stock is a project of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. It began in 2005, and has been undertaken on a diocese-by-diocese basis. There are 22 dioceses in England and Wales. Therefore Taking Stock is a snapshot of the dioceses at the time that the report was made.

The purpose of Taking Stock is to provide an architectural and historical audit of the Roman Catholic churches in England and Wales. It is intended to be an aid to the dioceses, to parishes, to the statutory authorities, and to the general public when questions arise involving churches.

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