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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.

Clifton Cathedral

 

Clifton Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul) in Bristol is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Clifton and the Seat of Bishop Declan Lang, the ninth Bishop of Clifton.

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

A Future full of Hope

The Year of Communion we will focus on a Spirituality of Communion and how we are called and saved, not as individuals but as God’s people. 

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COVID19: Prayer and Worship at Home

Due to the need to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, we have had to take the difficult decision to close Catholic churches to the public until further notice. Rest assured we will continue to provide news, resources and information to help you keep Christ at the centre of your lives at home.

More information on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

Easter

Many people are asking how we will observe Easter this year in these difficult times. Here’s some guidance from Rome in the form of a decree.

Confession

As we approach our most important week of the year – Holy Week – the way we follow Christ – from his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, to the foot of the Cross, to an empty tomb – will be completely different this year.

In preparation, many would have availed themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confession – to prepare for a fresh start at Easter. But what does it mean for our spiritual well-being and salvation if we can’t fulfil our “Easter Duties”?

Here’s a message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops’ Conference.

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Live Daily Mass

You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral below at 9.30am

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Augustine of Hippo said, “If the psalm prays, you pray. If the psalm laments, you lament. If the psalm exalts, you rejoice. If it hopes, you hope. If it fears, you fear. Everything written here is a mirror for us.”

 In this beautiful series of the psalms, Fr. Tristan Cranfield of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton reads each one in turn. As we pray these psalms with him we have the opportunity to pray in every season, to learn what it is to rejoice, to lament, to mourn, to plead and to give praise.

We are grateful to Fr.Tristan of Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Parish in Eastbourne for his permission to share this with you.

“I am a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’ is a daily series that I am running during the coronavirus lockdown here in Eastbourne, England. While our churches are closed, I hope these reflections may help parishioners to pray at home with the psalms: the songbook of the Church – God’s own Word in which God praises Himself. Here, in the Word, each day, we will praise, lament, give thanks, and ask for mercy.

Psalm 1. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’

Psalm 2. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’

Psalm 3. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’

Psalm 4. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’

Psalm 5. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’

Psalm 6. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’

Psalm 7. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’

Psalm 8. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’

Psalm 9. ‘With the Harp I Will Solve My Problem’

Sacred space

Discover a wealth of prayer resources to support and enhance your daily prayer                                     .

Liturgy

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 ‘The year of the Word’ – the God who Speaks. See how you can get involved

Pope Francis

The Pope’s Monthly Intentions videos are to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father

Today’s Readings

What is the Liturgy of the Hours? Find the daily readings courtesy of Universalis.com here everyday

Youth Ministry

Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry provides opportunities for young people to further their involvement in the Catholic Church

Pilgrimage

Find all the information about our Diocesan pilgrimages: Lourdes, Glastonbury and the Holy Land

Safeguarding

“Being loved and being kept safe go to the very core of the Church’s Ministry to children and vulnerable adults

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Fortnightly competition for our younger parishioners

Fortnightly competition for our younger parishioners

Our schools department are going to run a competition every fortnight.   Everyone is invited to take part.   There are 3 age categories   below 8 8 to 12 12 and above. There will be a small prize for each group winner and winning entries will be published...

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