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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Discover a wealth of prayer resources to support and enhance your daily prayer .
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
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 here everyday
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
Our Latest News
The next round of catechists’ formation starts on Wednesday 29 January and is designed for the formation of the catechists of our diocese. The course is aimed at forming new catechists as well as supporting and refreshing existing and “well-seasoned”...
As we enter more fully into the Year of Communion, the desire to grow more deeply in our relationship with the Lord, becomes increasingly pertinent. Evangelisation and catechesis lie at the heart of what it means to be an open and outward looking parish....
Every year we come to encounter and hear the people of the Holy Land. We are inspired by their enduring resilience and faith in a worsening situation.In their recent powerful message, the local Catholic Bishops lamented the international community’s...