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

Live Mass

You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral

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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

Clifton Cathedral

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

Glastonbury Pilgrimage:

This Sunday is the Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury led by Bishop Declan Lang!
The theme of this year’s pilgrimage is ‘Mary, Queen of Peace’.

Once again this year, from 12 noon until 3.00pm, the Shrine Church will become a chapel of Exposition and Silent Adoration, providing a quiet and more contemplative environment immediately opposite the Abbey grounds.
Also from 12 noon until 3.00pm the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Private Healing Prayer will be offered in two separate tented chapels, which will be erected immediately inside the Abbey gates, close to the church. There is free entry to the Abbey for those taking part in the pilgrimage.
The Rosary procession will, start in the Abbey grounds at 2.15pm, and the pilgrimage Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Declan at 3.30pm
You will be able to watch the Mass live here from 3.30pm

Clifton Diocese

We welcome all to join us!

Relics of St Bernadette

St. Bernadette’s relics will be visiting Clifton Cathedral on Saturday 10th September 2022                        .


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

Laudato ‘Si

On the Care for our Common Home is the Pope’s Encyclical Letter on the environment and human ecology.


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

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


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


All the information about the Synod can be found here


Pope Francis

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

Pastoral Ministry & Formation

Forming people for Parish Service. “To all whom I send you, you shall go” (Jer 1:7)