Clifton DioceseClifton 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
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
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 National Youth Sunday 23rd November 2019 and our annual Youth Gathering
The Pope’s Monthly Intentions videos are to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father
What is the Liturgy of the Hours? Find the daily readings courtesy of Universalis.com
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
Lots happening in our diocese!
Celebration of Evening Prayer
November 22nd 2019
Bishop Declan invites our diocesan community to join him at a celebration of Evening Prayer during which he will present to each parish, community and school the resources for the Year of Communion starting Sunday 1 December.
Exploring St Matthew
27th November 2019
A short series exploring St Matthew’s Gospel at Emmaus House, Sleep Lane, Whitchurch, Bristol. As we read St Matthew liturgically, John Huntriss will be deepening our understanding of the Jesus we encounter in St Matthew’s Gospel.
Women and Faith
27th November 2019
One of the blessings of living in a multicultural society is that daily we rub shoulders with people of many different faiths and religious traditions. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists among many world religions, make up the rich tapestry of communities in our society.
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We are delighted celebrate our "Centenarian" parishioner in Minehead/ Sacred Heart Parish recently. Pictured are Mrs Helen Dowley and Fr Michael Thomas just after a special Mass which was celebrated in Eastleigh Residential Home in Minehead.Assisted by...
Closing church-run schools and healthcare facilities in Eritrea denies ‘fundamental human rights’, says Bishop Declan
Eritrean Catholics in London and those standing in solidarity with them engaged in a ‘day of witness and vigil for the Eritrea people and Catholic Church’ on Saturday 2 November.Bishop Declan Lang, addressing those gathered through his representative Fr...
On Sunday 20 October there was a double celebration at St Francis Church, Nailsea, when we welcomed Bishop Declan who came to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on Gustavo, Marietta, Miguel and Jim and to bless our beautiful new statue of St Francis.The...