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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

Our Diocesan Vision

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

Clifton Youth Ministry

Providing opportunities to further involvement in the Catholic Church, to grow in relationship with others and develop their faith in God

Upcoming Events

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12:00 pm Car-nival family fun day at Down... @ Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Somerset,
Car-nival family fun day at Down... @ Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Somerset,
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Downside School, a day and boarding school for boys and girls, is preparing to host a day for all the family at ‘Car-nival’. The event will take place on Sunday 24th June, from 12noon to[...]
2:45 pm WALK AROUND THE WORLD @ Broadwalk Shopping Centre Bristol
WALK AROUND THE WORLD @ Broadwalk Shopping Centre Bristol
Jun 24 @ 2:45 pm – 5:00 pm
WALK AROUND THE WORLD @ Broadwalk Shopping Centre Bristol | England | United Kingdom

Understanding the Mystery of the Eucharist

In preparation for this September’s Eucharist Congress, Adoremus, our parishes are offered a series of reflections to help us unfold the mystery of the Eucharist and to help us deepen our understanding and appreciation of such a great gift and Sacrament.

Ride for Vocations 4 – The Final Leg:

First it was an 800 mile ride to every parish of the diocese in 2015. Then in 2016, it was Lands End to John o’Groats. Last year it was London to Paris in under 24 hours. Now, Fr Matt, Vocations Director, has decided to take on 10 iconic climbs of the Tour de France in the Alps and Pyrenees.

Pope Francis' Monthly Prayer Intention

The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope World Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father related to the challenges facing humanity. Each month we shall feature the latest ‘Prayer Intention’ video

Our Diocesan Family

Clifton Diocese A future full of hope