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12 Noon. Every Sunday MissaCantata at Church of St Wilfrid, Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

11:30am. (Winter months) 6pm. (Summer months) Every Sunday Church of the Sacred Heart, Lobster Road, Redcar. TS10 1SH

6.30pm First Wednesday of each month at Church of St Charles, Jarratt St. Hull. HU1 3HB


6pm. Every Sunday Church of St Wilfrid.
Duncombe Place, York. YO1 7EF

24 August 2015

Statistics Should be Published

In the last article, I mentioned that figures for the number of priests ordained each year in England and Wales are not published in any official publication of Bishops' Conference. At one time, these figures, along with many others were printed in the Catholic Directory, but have been omitted for many years. This would be really useful information, and should be published. There is a National Office for Vocations, and one would think that providing statistical information about ordinations would be just the type of thing that it would do.


Anonymous said...

your own Diocese of Middlesbrough should start by publishing its statistics in its Diocesan Directory.

Anonymous said...

Some Dioceses do publish a listing of years and in those years who was ordained. Not quite what your suggesting, but a little bit of simple arithmetic and one could soon work it out and become quite depressed!