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
The theme chosen by the Holy Father for the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Forced like Jesus Christ to flee” to focus on the pastoral care of internally displaced people (IDPs).
You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral
During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share. The Season of Creation is an annual celebration uniting Christians in prayer and action for the protection of our common home.
2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to dedicate 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’.
Clifton Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul) in Bristol is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Clifton and the Seat of Bishop Declan Lang, the ninth Bishop of Clifton.
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
A Future full of Hope
The Year of Communion we will focus on a Spirituality of Communion and how we are called and saved, not as individuals but as God’s people.
We welcome all to join us!
Discover a wealth of prayer resources to support and enhance your daily prayer .
Tasked by our Bishop with implementing the vision of the Liturgy Constitution of the Second Vatican Council
On the Care for our Common Home is the Pope’s Encyclical Letter on the environment and human ecology.
Resources and information for ‘The year of the Word’ – the God who Speaks. See how you can get involved .
The Pope’s Monthly Intentions videos are to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father
Faith & Formation
Catholicism is the most ancient and enduring Christian Church. Jesus established his Apostles under the authority of St Peter to go and proclaim his love to the world.
Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry provides opportunities for young people to further their involvement in the Catholic Church
Find all the information about our Diocesan pilgrimages: Lourdes, Glastonbury and the Holy Land
“Being loved and being kept safe go to the very core of the Church’s Ministry to children and vulnerable adults
The Season of Creation 2020An Invitation to participate
During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share.
The Season of Creation is an annual celebration uniting Christians in prayer and action for the protection of our common home. The idea of celebrating 1 September as a day of prayer for creation began at the wish of the Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios in 1989, and was endorsed by Pope Francis in 2015. The season runs from September 1 to October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
In addition to the resources offered here we will also provide weekly reflections starting on August 30th which can be used by individuals or perhaps on-line with your different parish groups.
Live Daily Mass
You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral on the right at 9.30am
If you would like to donate to Clifton Diocese in this testing time, please do so below:
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