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Liturgy Committee

The liturgy is the source and the summit of the Church’s life. Through the liturgy the Church offers a living sacrifice of praise to God and so receives the grace to be the light of the world and to glorify the Father in the eyes of all.

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07/12/2016 12:37 pm

The Place of Silence

The Liturgy Committee of the Department for Christian Life and Worship has prepared a document on the 'Place of Silence' in the liturgy. It examines the role of silence in the teaching of the Popes and in liturgical documents. 

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Care of Churches

Part of the management of historic churches, and any church, is the continuing care for the fabric and furnishings. The Patrimony Committee has prepared a series of guidance notes for Historic Churches Committees and for parishes.

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Historic Churches Committee

Under the Ecclesiastical Exemption Order 1994 churches and chapels in use for worship are exempted from some of the provisions of planning legislation subject to approved alternative controls and procedures being exercised by Church authorities.

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Patrimony Committee

The Patrimony Committee's remit in general terms is in place to encourage the appreciation, care and enhancement of the patrimony of the Church in its sacredness and beauty and to see this as a revelation of God's love, as an expression of faith and worship and as a resource for the vitality and continuation of the Church's mission.

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30/01/2015 10:13 am

2014 Document on Catholic Spirituality

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has released a new document on Catholic spirituality to offer essential ingredients to help Catholics deepen their relationship with the Lord. 

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08/02/2016 8:39 am

Spirituality Committee Resources

Building on the Spirituality document Do You Love Me? the Spirituality Committee is producing a series of resources to assist parishes explore the document. These include a number of follow-up materials which are intended for use in the Year of Mercy

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