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Summer camps explore Mission in a fun way!

Summer camps explore Mission in a fun way!

The Living Your Faith camps take place annually and cater for the young people of Clifton Diocese. They are held over two weeks during August: the first week for 7-11 year olds (Years 3 to 6) and the second week for 12-16 year olds (Years 7 to 11). All...

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Treasuring the Liturgy exhibition at Clifton Cathedral

Treasuring the Liturgy exhibition at Clifton Cathedral

An exhibition curated to reflect – through plate and textile – sign and symbol, skill and craftsmanship employed at the service of the Liturgy. Gathering together ‘treasures’ from around the diocese, we are invited along the ‘way of beauty’ to an up-close...

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Farewell to Deacon Peter Hinchey

Farewell to Deacon Peter Hinchey

Peter was received into St Augustine of Canterbury Bristol at 5pm on Monday 16th July and then over 200 people came to a special Mass that evening which Fr Frank had arranged to give everyone a chance to say their goodbyes. The next morning Peter's Requiem...

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St Patrick’s Church Redfield Special Celebration

St Patrick’s Church Redfield Special Celebration

The Confirmation Ceremony for 34 candidates from St. Joseph’s and St. Patrick’s parishes in East Bristol in July was also an opportunity for Bishop Declan to bless the new extensions to St. Patrick’s Church. Over 500 guests supported the young people at a...

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Teenager to be canonised during youth synod

Teenager to be canonised during youth synod

Pope Francis has added an Italian teenager to the list of people he will formally recognise as saints on October 14th during the month-long meeting of the world synod of bishops on young people. During an ordinary public consistory on July 19th, Pope...

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Pope announces Youth Synod Cardinals

Pope announces Youth Synod Cardinals

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed 4 cardinals as presidents delegate for the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops which has as its theme, “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.” The presidents delegate are: Chaldean Patriarch...

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Ride for Vocations 4 – COMPLETE!

Ride for Vocations 4 – COMPLETE!

Over the past couple of weeks, Fr Matt has been cycling up some of the classic climbs of the Tour de France in the Alps and the Pyrenees and also the mighty Mont Ventoux in Provence. He has been offering his ride for vocations to the priesthood, religious...

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Holy Family school marks its fiftieth year

Holy Family school marks its fiftieth year

The end of June saw a week of celebration at Holy Family in Patchway, as the school marked its fiftieth year with a series of spectacular birthday events. Everyone agreed that the highlight was our Thursday morning 50th Anniversary Celebration Mass, led by...

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Canon Mattie Hayes celebrates Platinum Jubilee

Canon Mattie Hayes celebrates Platinum Jubilee

Priests celebrate Silver Jubilees, Ruby Jubilees, Sapphire Jubilees, Golden Jubilees, Diamond Jubilees, but not many celebrate a Platinum Jubilee !    Canon Mattie Hayes, was seventy years a priest on 11 July and to honour the occasion, a special...

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Glastonbury Pilgrimage takes place in glorious sunshine!

Glastonbury Pilgrimage takes place in glorious sunshine!

In beautiful weather, with the sun shining down on us, the Glastonbury Pilgrimage took place on Sunday 8th July. Our Bishop sang Mass in the ruins of the Abbey which once graced this holy place. Well over a thousand pilgrims gathered to sing and pray to...

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Youth Synod working document released

Youth Synod working document released

The Instrumentum Laboris or ‘Working document’ for the forthcoming Synod of Youth, Faith & Vocational discernment has been released. This document sets out what will be discussed by Pope Francis and the Synod Fathers in Rome during October 2018. The working document...

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‘Share the Journey’ – pictures

‘Share the Journey’ – pictures

When Cafod launched their project called 'Share the Journey' Clifton schools took part enthusiastically.  The project aims to show solidarity with refugees and learn a little more about their stories. Groups or individuals were asked to go on a walk, total...

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Education Mass – Pictures, Homily and awards!

Education Mass – Pictures, Homily and awards!

Tuesday 26th June saw our annual Education Mass take place at Clifton Cathedral. This is a celebration of the work of Catholic education within the diocese. Staff, pupils and governors from our schools attended were presented with a candle for the Bishop's...

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