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 Bosco MacDonald

Bishop Bosco MacDonald is the Tenth Bishop of Clifton and was Ordained Bishop at Clifton cathedral on May 8th 2024
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 Bosco MacDonald
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

May
25
Sat
2024
10:00 am “Encounter” @ St Bonaventure's, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HP
“Encounter” @ St Bonaventure's, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HP
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
"Encounter" @ St Bonaventure's, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HP
“Encounter” – Holy Spirit Retreat Day: Saturday 25th May from 10am to 4pm at St Bonaventure’s, Bishopston, Bristol – starting with Mass. This will be a day of praise, reflection, testimony, prayer and with the opportunity[...]
12:00 pm Celebration of Marriage @ Clifton Cathedral
Celebration of Marriage @ Clifton Cathedral
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Celebration of Marriage @ Clifton Cathedral
The bishop is celebrating Mass in the Cathedral on Saturday 25 May (12 noon) and is inviting all families to join him to celebrate the joys & challenges of family life. In addition, we will celebrate[...]
May
28
Tue
2024
7:00 pm Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Pope Francis has given us The Year of Prayer 2024 in preparation for the Holy Year of 2025. This series at St John the Evangelist, South Parade, Bath, draws us into the school of prayer[...]
May
31
Fri
2024
7:00 pm Catholic Social Teaching – Glast... @ St Mary’s Upper Hall, Shrine Parish of Our Lady of Glastonbury,
Catholic Social Teaching – Glast... @ St Mary’s Upper Hall, Shrine Parish of Our Lady of Glastonbury,
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Catholic Social Teaching - Glastonbury @ St Mary’s Upper Hall, Shrine Parish of Our Lady of Glastonbury,
Catholic Social Teaching provides a lens through which we can see with the eyes of the Church and discern God’s call to love our neighbour as ourselves. Join us for an introduction to Catholic Social[...]