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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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Bishop blesses new Bush Babies Nursery

Bishop blesses new Bush Babies Nursery

On Thursday 31st January we were thrilled to welcome Bishop Declan Lang from the Clifton Diocese to Holy Family Primary School, Swindon to officially open and bless our new Bush Babies Nursery. Bishop Declan joined in with the daily meditation and prayer...

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Thanksgiving Mass at St Gregory’s

Thanksgiving Mass at St Gregory’s

On Saturday, 25th January, Bishop Declan presided at a con-celebrated thanksgiving Mass on the memorial of Ss Timothy and Titus at the Church of St Gregory the Great in Cheltenham. There were also ecumenical guests present in the sanctuary and the MP, Alex...

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Young people are the ‘Now of God!’

Young people are the ‘Now of God!’

Pope Francis closed World Youth Day in Panama by addressing all young people across the world saying; “We are on a journey”. “Keep walking, keep living the faith and sharing it”. And do not forget, said Pope Francis, that “you are not the tomorrow, you are...

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Civic Mass at Clifton Cathedral

Civic Mass at Clifton Cathedral

On Sunday 27th January, the annual Civic Mass was held at Clifton Cathedral. Attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor Councillor Lesley Alexander, Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, Honorary Alderman and other Civic leaders.The Mass began with the Mayoral procession...

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Strengthening Marriages

Strengthening Marriages

By Marriage Care: In 2018, across the diocese of Clifton, volunteers in Marriage Care’s three Centres located in Bristol, Cheltenham (and Gloucester) and Swindon (and Wiltshire), hosted 11 marriage preparation days which enabled a total of 90 engaged...

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Racial Justice Sunday 2019 – Dignity for all workers

Racial Justice Sunday 2019 – Dignity for all workers

Racial Justice Sunday is on 17 February 2019. The theme this year is “Dignity for all workers”, recognising the problems faced by people due to racism and ethnic discrimination in the workplace.In a world steeped in violence, conflict, and discrimination,...

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Celebrate World Youth Day Panama

Celebrate World Youth Day Panama

This week millions of young people are gathering in Panama to celebrate World Youth Day. This amazing event happens every 2,3 or 4 years and tends to alternate between a venue in Europe and one in the America’s or Asia. Whilst the Clifton Diocese is not...

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Holy Land Coordination 2019 – Final Communiqué

Holy Land Coordination 2019 – Final Communiqué

 The Holy Land Coordination stands in solidarity with all Christians in Israel and Palestine. Our ongoing advocacy for a just peace is informed by an annual pilgrimage to meet with our sisters and brothers, listen to them, and witness the challenges they...

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Flame 2019 – Bookings now being taken!

Flame 2019 – Bookings now being taken!

Flame 2019 Flame 2019 is the biggest Catholic Youth Event in the UK. It is taking place on Saturday 2nd March at Wembley Arena. Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry is providing a special package that includes event ticket, travel and Diocesan scarf all for just £50 per...

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The Lampedusa Cross

The Lampedusa Cross

On St Andrew’s Feast Day, Friday 30th November, the Chaplaincy Team from Wardour Catholic Primary School travelled to Clifton Cathedral to be Commissioned as new members of the Team. We took part in the procession of school banners, all went up to receive...

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Liturgy Office Winter Newsletter available now

Liturgy Office Winter Newsletter available now

The Diocesan Liturgy Office have just launched the latest in a quarterly series of Liturgy Office newsletters. The intention is to keep you abreast of what’s happening on the ‘liturgical front’ for the coming months with resources and information, along...

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