A list of useful documents released in the main from the Bishop’s Office from 2003 until the present.
From the Bishop’s Office:
Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation (Confirmation Guidance from the Bishop’s Office)
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in 2018 with groups of no less than 12 candidates unless celebrated as part of a scheduled Visitation weekend. If an individual parish does not have these numbers, then they might like to consider joining a neighbouring parish for a joint celebration. Confirmation need not be celebrated each year but every two or three years.
Blessing of School Entrance (This document is provided here in a Word document so that schools may adapt it for their own needs).
(Documents promulgated on 21 January 2017)
Data Protection (GDPR)
The Sacrament of Confirmation:
The General Introduction on Christian Introduction:ChristianInitiationGeneralIntroduction_1.pdf
Encyclical of Pope John Paul II, Dominum et Vivifiantem: DominumEtVivificantem.pdf
Papal Addresses: GiftsOfTheHolySpiritAddresses.pdf
Apostolic Instruction regarding the collaboration of the non-ordained: RegardingTheCollaborationOfTheNon.pdf
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: RiteOfChristianInitiationForAdultsIntroduction.pdf
Introduction to the rite of Confirmation: RiteOfConfirmationIntroduction.pdf
School Chaplaincy & Youth Ministry:
Chaplaincy in Catholic Schools –
Youth Ministry in the Diocese –
Coronavirus (COVID-19) March 2020
Diocesan Lead/Coordinator for the Coronavirus: Canon Paul Embery phone 01229 582205 or 07842660891
Canons of St Ambrose & St Charles (2014): Constitution