I have only just discover this information about the indult for Holy Communion from the chalice (Fr Z's blog). I should have know this but did not. I did not even know that the permission given for reception from the chalice was temporary. According to this information, although bishops have the right to extend occasions when reception from the chalice is to be permitted and encouraged, their permission is necessary. I suspect that most of the bishops of England and Wales do not even know that the indult ran out in 2005. Apparently the American bishops applied for an extension - and this was rejected!
Strangely (or not so) I have only recently decided not to allow Holy Communion from the chalice at primary school Masses, and I no longer make it available at funeral Masses. In doing this I am following the example of some other priests who have made the same decisions - largely because of a perceived "lack of understanding" (or faith) regarding the Real Presence, and, sadly, what appear to be abuses of some kind. Now I discover that reception from the chalice should not be simply accepted as the norm at parish Masses. Of course, as one priest I can do nothing, and my guess is that most priests, hearing of this, will simply ignore it. Does anyone know of any statement about this?