The Conference of Religious (COR) is the association established for the benefit of the major religious superiors of England and Wales and represents religious leaders by uniting them in collaborative initiatives.

The CORrespondent

We are very pleased to introduce you to our updated web-site:

We have realised that many of you are now using your tablets and smartphones to access information so the website is now configured for these formats.  The new website navigation has been greatly simplified to make it easier to find things, and all the information has been brought fully up to date.  Do have a look!  

Shortly you will receive the application forms for the Annual General Meeting held in Swanwick from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th May; we will be very pleased to see you all again this year. We have a number of Seminars this year, the dates of which are at the back of this Newsletter... 

Br. James Boner

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The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) has been established to be responsible for driving and supporting improvements in practice. Its primary role is one of co-ordination, advice and support in respect of the wider job of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.


The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission was formed in July 2008 following the acceptance, by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) and the Conference of Religious of England and Wales (CoR), of the recommendations in the Cumberlege Commission Report “Safeguarding with Confidence” (July 2007)

The NCSC is ‘expected to demonstrate strong, open and accountable leadership in setting the strategic direction of the Church’s safeguarding policy and in monitoring compliance.’

National Office for Vocation

The National Office for Vocation is an Office of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. The inspiration for the creation of the Office came from the Church document of 1997 entitled ‘New Vocations for a New Europe, (In Verbo Tuo.)’ This offers a vision of the Church as a community of the called whose task is to call others.