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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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05/02/2015 12:00 pm

Soundings

Members of the Committee are visiting dioceses to meet people involved in  spirituality. The aim is to learn more about what is happening and, where possible, to support the work at local level.

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05/02/2015 12:00 pm

Consultation Days

An annual event drawing spirituality representatives from dioceses aross the country. The day includes a keynote speaker and opportunities to reflect on their input and meet others involved in spirituality.

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