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

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 Declan Lang

Bishop Declan Lang is the ninth Bishop of Clifton and is Chair of the Department of International Affairs
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 Declan Lang
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. 

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Upcoming Events

Apr
16
Tue
2024
7:00 pm Holy Spirit Evening @ The Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury
Holy Spirit Evening @ The Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holy Spirit Evening @ The Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury
Holy Spirit Evening: Tuesday 16th April from 7pm to 9pm at The Shrine of Our Lady of Glastonbury. Starting with Mass of the Holy Spirit at 7pm, there will be testimony, teaching and prayer. Refreshments provided.
7:30 pm Words of Faith: finding the best...
Words of Faith: finding the best...
Apr 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Words of Faith: finding the best words to witness to our Faith and answer tough questions
Words of Faith: finding the best words to witness to our Faith and answer tough questions Six-session online course starting Tuesday 9 April, 7.30pm-9pm Clifton Diocese in partnership with ‘Light of Truth’ are offering a short course[...]
Apr
17
Wed
2024
7:00 pm Invited – A formation course in ...
Invited – A formation course in ...
Apr 17 @ 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. The course will[...]
Apr
18
Thu
2024
7:30 pm Essential Training for Catechists
Essential Training for Catechists
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Essential Training for Catechists
Six-session online course starting Thursday 11 April, 7.30pm-9pm Clifton Diocese in partnership with ‘Light of Truth’ are offering an introduction to the fundamental aspects of catechesis: What it is, how to use the catechism and Scripture[...]