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Pope Francis: Lenten Message 2018

Pope Francis: Lenten Message 2018

Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold Mt 24:12 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of...

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Canon Paul Swarbrick appointed Bishop of Lancaster

Canon Paul Swarbrick appointed Bishop of Lancaster

Pope Francis has named a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster as the seventh Bishop of the Diocese - Canon Paul Swarbrick. On receiving news of the appointment Bishop Michael Campbell said: “I am delighted to welcome Canon Paul Swarbrick as my successor as Bishop of...

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Lent Pilgrimage starts around Our Diocese

Lent Pilgrimage starts around Our Diocese

As Lent begins so does a pilgrimage around our diocese. During this Year of Mission 43 venues have been asked to host a day of prayer holding the intention of our diocesan family as its focus. Each day, this pilgrimage takes us around some of the parishes...

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St Bernadette’s Golden Jubilee project launched

St Bernadette’s Golden Jubilee project launched

St Bernadette’s Church in Whitchurch is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018 and has launched a special Golden Jubilee project which aims to secure the unique building for future generations. The church is a well-known landmark on the Wells Road and...

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Diocesan Summer Camps launched for 2018

Diocesan Summer Camps launched for 2018

The annual Clifton Diocese Summer Camps have launched for 2018 and bookings are now being taken. This year, the camps have moved to a new location at the Viney Hill Adventure Centre in the Forest of Dean and are being held between 13-17 August (ages 7-11) and 20-24...

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Celebration of Marriage – Homily and pictures

Celebration of Marriage – Homily and pictures

Last Saturday over 100 couples attend a chilly but welcoming Clifton Cathedral for the annual Celebration of Marriage Mass. Those celebrating significant anniversaries this year, amassed some 3866 years. In his Homily, Bishop Declan reminded everyone that...

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Abbey represents Clifton in Youth Synod meetings

Abbey represents Clifton in Youth Synod meetings

Abbey Mounter, a young adult from Bristol, is representing the Clifton Diocese at two preparatory meetings in London. The Synod on Youth, Faith & Vocational discernment takes place in Rome during October 2018 and aims to place young people and young adults, as Pope...

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School Wins National Sport Accolade

School Wins National Sport Accolade

A Cheltenham school has become one of the first schools in England to win a new national award for making a commitment to develop its students to be the best they can be in competitive school sport. The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great was one of only 104...

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Our Lady, Woman of Hope, pray for us

St Peter, Rock of Hope, pray for us

St Paul, Apostle of Hope, pray for us