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Welcome to 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.

A Year with Mark

A series of monthly reflections by Fr Henry Wansbrough OSB helping each of us in our re-reading of the gospel of St Mark          .

Bishop Declan

Bishop Declan Lang is the ninth Bishop of Clifton. Watch or listen to his latest Pastoral letter here

Our Diocesan Vision

The new Diocesan Vision, inspired by Pope Francis, emphasises a ‘more outward focus’ and sets out the next three years

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Latest news from our Diocese and the Catholic Church

A Light in the Darkness at St John The Evangelist, Bath

For the past 2 years a volunteer team of 30+ parishioners and members of the local community at St John The Evangelist, Bath have been working to restore what was once a dark and neglected part of the Church grounds, to create a beautiful Riverside Garden...

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