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Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse – 12 April 2019

Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse – 12 April 2019

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) has highlighted the importance of prayer and suggested to Pope Francis that the worldwide Catholic Church should join together in a day of prayer. The Holy Father has welcomed this initiative.In...

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Youth ministry journey in Malmesbury

Youth ministry journey in Malmesbury

The youth group from St Aldhelm’s Malmesbury is a fantastic example of Youth Ministry in a rural parish in the Clifton Diocese. Three years ago, a group of adults who wanted to see young people being part of the parish, met with Dave Wheat, Diocesan...

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New Science Block opened by Bishop Declan at St. Bede’s

New Science Block opened by Bishop Declan at St. Bede’s

We were honoured on Tuesday, 12th March to welcome Bishop Declan Lang to St. Bede’s Catholic College in Bristol to officially open and bless Galileo our new Science and Sixth Form Study Centre.We are very proud of our specialist Science status at St....

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The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John CD

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John CD

The Cathedral Choir spent an evening recording 'The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John'. Composed by former Cathedral Director of Music Christopher Walker, this is a powerful, tender and haunting setting, evoking the pathos and drama of...

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Rite of Election – Saturday 9 March

Rite of Election – Saturday 9 March

On the first Saturday of Lent, as at the start of every Lent, our diocesan family gathered at the cathedral together with our bishop to celebrate the Rite of Election, where those who are journeying towards becoming part of our Catholic community are...

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Clifton Young people at Flame

Clifton Young people at Flame

On Saturday 300 young people with Bishop Declan and their group leaders, all in our orange scarfs, journeyed from all areas of the diocese to the SSE Arena at Wembley for CYMFed Flame 2019. The theme of Flame was Significance. Significance is defined as...

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The Catenians’ Dunstan Project

The Catenians’ Dunstan Project

Last year saw the West Somerset Circle of the Catenian Association working with a group of six Clifton Diocese primary schools on a photography project and  this year the project continued with poetry.There are seven Catholic primary schools in the Dunstan...

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Milestone Birthday at St Gregory the Great, Cheltenham

Milestone Birthday at St Gregory the Great, Cheltenham

On Ash Wednesday Fr David David McDonald celebrated his ninetieth birthday. To mark this important event in his life, and that of the parish, a drinks reception was held on Sunday the 2nd March at St Gregory. Fr David has been involved in the parish for...

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Bishop Declan invites you to join him during this season of Lent to celebrate the abundant mercy of God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Join him at one of the five venues across our diocese as part of your Lenten Pilgrimage in this Year of...

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Catenians continue to support Vocations

Catenians continue to support Vocations

The Catenians within Clifton Diocese have once again shown their great generosity towards the work of promoting vocations within the diocese by donating over £3000. Fr Matt Anscombe, Vocations Director, was privileged to attend the Cirencester Circle...

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St George’s Warminster 90kg Rice Challenge

St George’s Warminster 90kg Rice Challenge

Just over four years ago in November 2014 the parish of St George’s Warminster, adopted the 90kg Rice Challenge as a way of supporting vulnerable people at home and abroad. The challenge is an initiative of Just Trading Scotland (JTS), a Fairtrade company...

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Bishop Declan meets School Chaplains at St Mary’s

Bishop Declan meets School Chaplains at St Mary’s

The children and staff at St Mary’s Primary School in Swindon were thrilled with the recent visit by Bishop Declan.  He came because our School Chaplains invited him to come and talk to the school about prayer and to look at the work they have been doing...

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Young people head to Flame

Young people head to Flame

Over 250 young people will be attending CYMFed Flame at Wembley Arena in a few weeks’ time. Bookings for diocesan tickets is now closed, however tickets are still available directly from CYMFed. Our tickets have been allocated to our parishes and schools...

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“Heart Talk” with Bishop Declan on Shalom World TV

“Heart Talk” with Bishop Declan on Shalom World TV

Bishops face the nearly impossible task of governing their dioceses while remaining a pastoral presence to their people. That’s why SHALOM WORLD is compiling exclusive ‘heart-to-heart’ interviews through which you’ll learn about the childhood, vocational...

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Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery events

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery events

St Nicholas of Tolentino Parish, Bristol hosted two events on Wednesday 6th February around the theme of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, with representatives from the Santa Marta Group, the Clewer Initiative, Unseen, Bishop Alastair Redfern (Former...

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Bishop starts the new Liturgy Course

Bishop starts the new Liturgy Course

Almost 60 people gathered together at the cathedral on the evening of 30 January, in spite of the bitterly cold weather, to take part in the first session of the new Liturgy Course.  This course has been created by the Diocesan Liturgy Office to complement...

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