Clifton DioceseClifton 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 Future Full of Hope
The new Diocesan Vision, inspired by Pope Francis, emphasises a ‘more outward focus’ and sets out out a roadmap for the three year Vision
Bishop Declan Lang
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
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There are 107 parishes within 13 deaneries in the Clifton Diocese along with 53 primary, 9 secondary, 6 independent and 2 special schools
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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.
Faith in Action
Recognising, rewarding and celebrating the active faith and service of young people
The Pope’s Monthly Intentions videos are to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father
What is the Liturgy of the Hours? Find the daily readings courtesy of Universalis.com
Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry provides opportunities for young people to further their involvement in the Catholic Church
Find all the information about our Diocesan pilgrimages: Lourdes, Glastonbury and the Holy Land
“Being loved and being kept safe go to the very core of the Church’s Ministry to children and vulnerable adults
Lots happening in our diocese!
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Bishop Declan is inviting our diocesan community to come together ahead of the launch of the 'Year of Communion'. There are two events to which the bishop extends an invitation to our parishes, schools and communities.On Saturday 19 October we gather at St...
St Bernadette’s parish, Whitchurch hosted their first Youth retreat in July.The theme of ‘Masks we wear' was inspired by scripture and was explored during the retreat.‘We all wear masks in our lives. We wear makeup to make ourselves feel prettier, we act...
By Fr. Anselm, Downside AbbeyArchaeology, Masses, Cable Cars, Prayer, Rafting, Swimming. Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jericho, Masada, Qumran, Caesarea Philippi. These are just a few of the elements that made up the Downside Abbey and Clifton Diocese pilgrimage...