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Young Volunteers receive awards

Young Volunteers receive awards

Young people from the Clifton Diocese recently received their CAFOD Young Volunteers awards at a ceremony at Bristol Zoo gardens. The Young Volunteer programme is run in partnership with Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry and CAFOD and aims to equip young...

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Church Celebrates two new Feasts this coming week

Church Celebrates two new Feasts this coming week

Two celebrations have been added to the liturgical calendar for this coming week. On Monday, the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church and on Thursday, the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest. You may wish to watch the video on the right from Rome...

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Mental Health Awareness week

Mental Health Awareness week

  This week, 14th- 20th May 2018 is Mental Health Awareness week. Recent BBC news items have highlighted the need for everyone to consider how we are supporting those with poor mental health, and if we are aware of our own mental health. The Clifton...

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Bishop Declan Lang responds to the violence in Gaza

Bishop Declan Lang responds to the violence in Gaza

Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the Holy Land Coordination and Bishop Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark, said today: “The terrible loss of life in Gaza caused by the Israeli army's use of live fire against civilians is to be condemned unequivocally....

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DIOCESAN DAY: Seven weeks and counting!

DIOCESAN DAY: Seven weeks and counting!

Every year our diocesan day draws a diocesan community together for a day's formation, prayer, reflection and conversation. This year will be no different! We gather at St Brendan's Sixth Form College on Saturday 30 June with our Bishop and with people from across the...

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Young Leaders go to Parliament

Young Leaders go to Parliament

Anna and Lily from St Gregory’s Catholic College, Bath are travelling to London tomorrow to take part in CAFOD’s annual MPC reception. MPC (Member of Parliament Correspondent). It’s an opportunity for CAFOD and its supporters to keep in touch with global...

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Inspiring young leaders

Inspiring young leaders

Young people from across the diocese have completed their CAFOD Young Leadership Course with a visit to CAFOD HQ in London. The course, originally written and facilitated by Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry, John Lux and the CAFOD Youth team, is now a...

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“We are all Called – How are we to respond?”

“We are all Called – How are we to respond?”

On Saturday 21st April, for an event sponsored by St John the Evangelist Bath, over 250 people came to the Apex Hotel for the day to hear Michelle Moran speak; including members of Bath Catholic Deanery parishes, other local faith communities and Clifton...

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Our mission is to promote international solidarity

Our mission is to promote international solidarity

Bishop Declan Lang, Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department for International Affairs, has given an address to European and African bishops about the mission of the Church in context with the challenges of globalisation. Speaking in Fatima, Portugal, on 14 April,...

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HCPT Lourdes Children’s Pilgrimage underway!

HCPT Lourdes Children’s Pilgrimage underway!

Every Easter over 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children and their volunteer helpers enjoy a fun and happy week in Lourdes with the charity HCPT (The Children's Pilgrimage Trust).  The charity exists to help pilgrims answer Mary's call to come to...

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New Interfaith Newsletter released

New Interfaith Newsletter released

INTERFAITH NEWSLETTER EASTER 2018 Welcome to the Interfaith Newsletter which will be published in future at Easter, Pentecost, September, Advent/Christmas and Lent in order to inform and celebrate interfaith relations and events in the Diocese and beyond. Interfaith...

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Sister Catherine Cronin – R.I.P.

Sister Catherine Cronin – R.I.P.

Sister Catherine Cronin of the Presentation Convent in Swindon died on Thursday 15th March. She spent over 70 years as a religious sister serving in many places including Corsham and Swindon in our own diocese. Her coffin was received into Holy Family Church, Swindon...

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St Bernadette’s Fayre raises over £2,000

St Bernadette’s Fayre raises over £2,000

Last week many people attended St Bernadette's Parish's Spring Fayre in Whitchurch to have fun and raise money for the building/roof project. The Quinn school of Irish dance opened this annual Fayre with some beautiful moves ,high kicks , energy and precision and...

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Chrism Mass pictures & homily

Chrism Mass pictures & homily

On Wednesday 28th April, Bishop Declan was joined in a packed Clifton cathedral by the priests and faithful of the diocese to celebrate the Chrism Mass. Bishop Declan blessed the three oils — the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick and holy chrism...

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National Eucharistic Congress invitation

National Eucharistic Congress invitation

News of the National Eucharistic Congress has started to trickle around the diocese and, as a diocese, we are invited to participate in this great gathering that is due to take place in Liverpool from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 September. Centred upon the theme of Adoremus...

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Chrism Mass this Wednesday

Chrism Mass this Wednesday

Bishop Declan, joined by the priests and faithful of the diocese, will gather at Clifton Cathedral to celebrate the Chrism Mass at 11.00am Wednesday 28th March. Bishop Declan will bless the three oils — the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick and holy...

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St. Bede’s College wins Award for Excellent results

St. Bede’s College wins Award for Excellent results

St. Bede's Catholic College has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network).  St. Bede's Catholic College was found to be among...

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