Catholic Education Council

An advisory body to the hierarchy of England and Wales on all matters relating to elementary schools, secondary schools, and training colleges. It is recognized by the Board of Education as the agent of Catholic managers and governors in any difficulties connected with Catholic schools arising in the administration of the Education Act, 1921. Its main source of income is an annual collection, made in all churches by direction of the hierarchy from which it votes grants for educational purposes. The council also acts as a bureau of information and advice for Catholic managers and governors. In recent years it has organized an educational section at the National Catholic Congress. (E.V.W.)

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