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Clifton Diocese

Clifton Diocese is the Catholic diocese covering the West of England and includes the City and County of Bristol, the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset.

A Future Full of Hope

 

The new Diocesan Vision, inspired by Pope Francis, emphasises a ‘more outward focus’ and sets out out a roadmap for the three year Vision

Bishop Declan Lang

Bishop Declan Lang is the ninth Bishop of Clifton. Within the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, he is Chair of the Department of International Affairs

Find Parishes & Schools

There are 107 parishes within 13 deaneries in the Clifton Diocese along with 53 primary, 9 secondary, 6 independent and 2 special schools

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Sacred space

Discover a wealth of prayer resources to support and enhance your daily prayer                               .

Liturgy

Tasked by our bishop with implementing the vision of the Liturgy Constitution of the Second Vatican Council

What We Believe

Catholicism is the most ancient Christian Church. Jesus established his Apostles to go and proclaim his love to the world.

 

Resources and information for ‘The year of the Word’ – the God who Speaks. See how you can get involved

Pope Francis

The Pope’s Monthly Intentions videos are to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father

Today’s Readings

What is the Liturgy of the Hours? Find the daily readings courtesy of Universalis.com here everyday

Youth Ministry

Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry provides opportunities for young people to further their involvement in the Catholic Church

Pilgrimage

Find all the information about our Diocesan pilgrimages: Lourdes, Glastonbury and the Holy Land

Safeguarding

“Being loved and being kept safe go to the very core of the Church’s Ministry to children and vulnerable adults

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Share our story –  Rich and Stimulating day

Share our story – Rich and Stimulating day

As we enter more fully into the Year of Communion, the desire to grow more deeply in our relationship with the Lord, becomes increasingly pertinent. Evangelisation and catechesis lie at the heart of what it means to be an open and outward looking parish....

We must not ignore the voice of people in the Holy Land

We must not ignore the voice of people in the Holy Land

Every year we come to encounter and hear the people of the Holy Land. We are inspired by their enduring resilience and faith in a worsening situation.In their recent powerful message, the local Catholic Bishops lamented the international community’s...

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