Many people give of their time, expertise, and experience to ensure the smooth-running of the Society's business and the fulfillment of its aims, purposes, and charitable obligations by serving on its various boards and committees. Its affairs are overseen by the CRS Council.


His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

The Most Revd the Archbishop of Birmingham

The Most Revd the Archbishop of Cardiff

The Most Revd the Archbishop of Liverpool

The Most Revd the Archbishop of Southwark


The Rt Revd Mgr Nicholas Hudson, 
Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Westminster


Lord Mark Fitzalan Howard, OBE

Professor V. Alan McClelland

The Rt Revd Dr Geoffrey Scott, OSB

Michael Hodgetts, Esq

Custodial Trustees

Dr Peter Doyle

Alexander Fitzalan Howard, Esq

Simon Jamieson, Esq

Mrs Judith Smeaton

Council 2020-2021

*Dr Paul Arblaster, Volumes Editor

Dr Jonathan Bush (2019)

Fr Stewart Foster (2018)

*Dr Katy Gibbons, Journal Editor

Fr Peter Harris (2018)

*Dr Serenhedd James, Secretary
+ Dr Helen Kilburn

Dr Carmen Mangion (2019)

+ Dr Peter Nockles

*Dr Susan O’Brien, Membership Secretary

*Patrick Powell, Esq, Treasurer

Professor Bill Sheils, Chair

*Dr Hannah Thomas, Conference Director

​*Honorary Officer

+ Co-opted