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
Find Parishes & Schools
There are 107 parishes within 13 deaneries in the Clifton Diocese along with 53 primary, 9 secondary, 6 independent and 2 special schools
We welcome all to join us!
Marriage & Family Life
Resources to encourage and support families in our communities and to support married life
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!
Celebration of Marriage
July 13th 2019
The Celebration of Marriage will take place in our Cathedral on Saturday 13 July. Bishop Declan is inviting the people of our diocese to join him at the Celebration of the Eucharist beginning at 12noon. This now annual celebration is for the whole diocesan community…
12 noon – 3pm; Glastonbury Abbey, Sacrament of Reconciliation and Prayer.
2.15pm; Rosary procession
3.30pm; Mass in the Abbey grounds celebrated, led by Bishop Declan.
August 23 – 30
“Blessed are the poor, for the kingdom of God is yours”
Bishop Declan invites you to take part in the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Our Latest News
It is with sadness that we announce that Father Conrad Lowry died on Tuesday 9th July 2019. Father Conrad’s body will be received into St Thomas More, Bradford-on-Avon on Monday 22nd July at 6.00pm followed by the celebration of Mass by Bishop Crispian Hollis and...
On Saturday 6 July, hundreds of parishioners from our diocese gathered at St Brendan's College in Bristol to reflect, to celebrate and consider once more what it means for us to be Church at to enjoy and engage in a full Diocesan day.We were blessed to...
Report by Ann Fowler, Deputy Director, Clifton Schools and Colleges. 8.30 Saturday morning June 29th. Over in Glastonbury people are just beginning to stir, waking up to celebrate the fact that this Glastonbury they are not mired in mud, the sun is...