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Welcome to 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.

A Year with Mark

A series of monthly reflections by Fr Henry Wansbrough OSB helping each of us in our re-reading of the gospel of St Mark          .

Diocesan Youth Gathering

Young people aged 12-25 are invited to come to our Diocesan Youth Gathering on Saturday 24th November

Our Diocesan Vision

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

Volunteer Overseas with Jesuit Missions!

Do you feel called to serve others? Are you looking for a new way of life? Would you like to gain experience with an international NGO? Volunteer with Jesuit Missions and make a difference to the lives of some of the world’s most marginalised...

A new Peace Dove for Bishopston

To mark the first anniversary of the opening of its Business Centre, Bishopston’s St Bonaventure’s Parish has invited Bristol street artist Jody to create a piece on their walls.Jody, who headlined this year’s Upfest, belongs to the same generation of...

Proposal to amend the religious designation of All Saints’ Academy to a CofE school

Proposal to amend the religious designation of All Saints’ Academy in Cheltenham to a Church of England School as a result of the proposed withdrawal of the Catholic Diocese of Clifton as the co-sponsor of All Saints’ Academy.What is proposed for All...

Diocesan Youth Gathering 2018

Young people aged 12-25 are invited to come to our Diocesan Youth Gathering on Saturday 24th November at St Brendan’s College, Broomhill Road, Bristol. BS45RQ. The day begins at 11am and finishes at 4pm. There will be a celebration of St Oscar Romero & the Synod,...

A new diocesan course ‘Understanding and Praying the Liturgy’

As we journey through our diocesan Year of Prayer it is good to have the space to explore the liturgical life of the Church, the way that – as a community of faith – we gather to give praise and worship to the Lord. In the Eucharist, in the Sacraments, in...

A Light in the Darkness at St John The Evangelist, Bath

For the past 2 years a volunteer team of 30+ parishioners and members of the local community at St John The Evangelist, Bath have been working to restore what was once a dark and neglected part of the Church grounds, to create a beautiful Riverside Garden...

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