Menu

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.

Clifton Diocesan Vision

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

Clifton Youth Ministry

To provide opportunities for young people to further their involvement in the Catholic Church and develop their faith in God

Pope's Monthly Intentions

The Pope Video is an initiative by the Pope World Prayer Network to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father

Marriage and Family

“Our aim is to value the beauty of the teachings of the Catholic Church on marriage and family life.

Bishop Declan Lang

Bishop Declan Lang is the ninth Bishop of Clifton. See his Pastoral Letters and engagements here

Find a Parish

Find all the Mass times, contact details and directions to all our Parishes and schools in our diocese.

The ‘O’ Antiphons

Beginning on the 17 December of each Advent season, and for the next seven days, a special antiphon known as an O Antiphon is read before the Magnificat during Evening Prayer. Sometimes called the Greater Antiphons, or the O’s of Advent (because they begin with that exclamation), the O Antiphons differ from the daily antiphons because they herald the coming birth of Christ. Originally written in Latin around the seventh or eighth centuries, these special antiphons express humanity’s desire and longing for God, a longing which has existed throughout the history of God’s people, from the beginning of time through Abraham, Moses and David, and fulfilled on the night when Emmanuel (God with us) was born. Each prayer begins with one of the seven titles attributed to Jesus’ Old Testament title for the Messiah.

Latest news:

Liturgy Office Winter Newsletter available now

The Diocesan Liturgy Office have just launched the latest in a quarterly series of Liturgy Office newsletters. The intention is to keep you abreast of what’s happening on the ‘liturgical front’ for the coming months with resources and information, along...

read more

Cathedral full for Pupil Chaplaincy Service

Friday 30th of November might have seen the beginning of the Christmas rush in Bristol but in the Cathedral, it was a different story. Over 900 young people responded to the Bishop’s call to become more involved in the work of Chaplaincy in their schools....

read more

New book tells the story of ‘Wells and the Great War’

This new book by Eric Galvin offers a strong picture of life in Wells a century ago drawing on the lives of the nineteen men on the roll of honour in SS Joseph and Teresa’s Catholic Church.Most grew up in the City’s Catholic Community. Four died in Action;...

read more

Subscribe & Follow

Join Our Newsletter