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

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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

2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ 

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Invited – A formation course in Stroud

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 take place April to July this year at The...

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Rite of Election 2024

Rite of Election 2024

On the first Saturday of Lent, as at the start of every Lent, our diocesan family gathered at the cathedral together with our bishop to celebrate the Rite of Election, where those who are journeying towards becoming part of our Catholic community are presented to...

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CAFOD: Family Fast Day 23rd February 2024

CAFOD: Family Fast Day 23rd February 2024

Family Fast Day 23rd February 2024 Our Catholic community here, the People of Hope, are dedicated to love their neighbours around Our Common Home. Through our very own Catholic humanitarian charity, CAFOD, we help some of the most vulnerable of our sisters and...

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Upcoming Events

Feb
24
Sat
2024
9:30 am ‘Listening with the Heart’ serie...
‘Listening with the Heart’ serie...
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
‘Listening with the Heart’ series – an introduction to small group facilitation
As part of our commitment to growing as a Synodal Church the department of Adult Education and Evangelisation are offering an opportunity for parishioners to develop the skills of small group facilitation in the context[...]
Feb
26
Mon
2024
7:00 pm ‘Listening with the Heart’ serie...
‘Listening with the Heart’ serie...
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
‘Listening with the Heart’ series – an introduction to small group facilitation
As part of our commitment to growing as a Synodal Church the department of Adult Education and Evangelisation are offering an opportunity for parishioners to develop the skills of small group facilitation in the context[...]
Feb
27
Tue
2024
7:30 pm Lenten retreat: ‘Transformed by ...
Lenten retreat: ‘Transformed by ...
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Lenten retreat: ‘Transformed by Love’
Clifton Diocese in partnership with ‘Light of Truth’ are offering a Lenten retreat: ‘Transformed by Love’ in six online sessions, contemplating God’s grace at work in the lives of six persons, through scripture and artworks.[...]
Feb
28
Wed
2024
7:00 pm Health or Burnout: Where are you... @ Online
Health or Burnout: Where are you... @ Online
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Health or Burnout: Where are your leaders going? @ Online
Free Online eventHealth or Burnout: Where are your leaders going?​Wednesday 28th February • 7 – 8:15pmLet’s face it: giving ministry your all can be overwhelming! At the pace and direction you’re going, are you headed[...]