Clifton Diocese
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

General Election 2024
General Election 2024

The Prime Minister has called a general election for Thursday, 4 July. The Bishops' Conference for England and Wales has information and guidance on key issues of importance to us, as Catholics, to help inform how we vote.

Pastoral areas

See the new map of our Diocese with the new Pastoral areas

Live Mass

You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral

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Called to be a People of Hope

Clifton Catholic 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

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

Bishop Bosco MacDonald

Bishop Bosco MacDonald is the Tenth Bishop of Clifton and was Ordained Bishop at Clifton cathedral on May 8th 2024
Liturgy Tasked by our Bishop with implementing the vision of the Liturgy Constitution of the Second Vatican Council

New Pastoral areas

Our nine new Pastoral Areas that replaced the Deaneries of the Diocese of Clifton at the start of 2024

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

Clifton Cathedral

Clifton Cathedral  in Bristol is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Clifton and the Seat of Bishop Bosco MacDonald
Liturgy Tasked by our Bishop with implementing the vision of the Liturgy Constitution of the Second Vatican Council

Liturgy

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

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

Safeguarding

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

Jubilee 2025

Pope Francis has announced that the Church will celebrate a Jubilee Year in 2025, with the theme of “Pilgrims of Hope.”

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

Synod

In October 2023, Pope Francis convened the First Session of the Universal Stage of the Synod on Synodality

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

The God Who Speaks

‘The God Who Speaks’ is a Scriptural initiative of The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. 

General Election 2024

The Prime Minister has called a general election for Thursday, 4 July. The Bishops’ Conference for England and Wales has a section of resources offering information and guidance on key issues of importance to us, as Catholics, to help inform how we vote.

Gospel values inform how we look at the world as Christians. These values can also offer a different way of looking at politics, a way that puts the common good before self-interest.

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Upcoming Events

Jun
19
Wed
2024
7:00 pm Invited: a formation course in S...
Invited: a formation course in S...
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Invited: a formation course in Stroud 
We are starting a new formation course in Stroud on a Wednesday evening called ‘Invited’. These formation sessions are for anyone who is interested in learning more about their faith and passing it onto others.[...]
Jun
25
Tue
2024
7:00 pm Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Pope Francis has given us The Year of Prayer 2024 in preparation for the Holy Year of 2025. This series at St John the Evangelist, South Parade, Bath, draws us into the school of prayer[...]
Jun
26
Wed
2024
7:00 pm Invited: a formation course in S...
Invited: a formation course in S...
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Invited: a formation course in Stroud 
We are starting a new formation course in Stroud on a Wednesday evening called ‘Invited’. These formation sessions are for anyone who is interested in learning more about their faith and passing it onto others.[...]
Jul
3
Wed
2024
7:00 pm Invited: a formation course in S...
Invited: a formation course in S...
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Invited: a formation course in Stroud 
We are starting a new formation course in Stroud on a Wednesday evening called ‘Invited’. These formation sessions are for anyone who is interested in learning more about their faith and passing it onto others.[...]