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


Friday 18th - Friday 25th August 2023

Live Mass

You can watch a daily Mass live from Clifton Cathedral

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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

Clifton Cathedral

Clifton Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul) in Bristol is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Clifton and the Seat of Bishop Declan Lang, the ninth Bishop of Clifton

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Tasked by our Bishop with implementing the vision of the Liturgy Constitution of the Second Vatican Council


All the information about the Synod 2021 – 2023 ‘Listening with the Heart’ – Clifton Diocese Synodal Response can be found here

The God Who Speaks

Resources and information for ‘The year of the Word’ – the God who Speaks. See how you can get involved


Being loved and being kept safe go to the very core of the Church’s Ministry to children and vulnerable adults

Pastoral Ministry & Formation

Forming people for Parish Service. “To all whom I send you, you shall go” . These pages are intended to bring you closer to Jesus


Find all the information about our Diocesan pilgrimages: Lourdes, Glastonbury and the Holy Land

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Pastoral Ministry Formation Courses

The Diploma in Pastoral Ministry run by Loyola University Chicago is a two-year online course covering ten units of study each module being six weeks’ long.  The course allows people to explore in depth the richness of our Catholic Faith.

Vocations in the Clifton Diocese

“Come, follow me”  We continue in Clifton Diocese to pray for vocations to the priesthood for our own diocese. Here we have three videos of our two newest Priests and two Seminarians currently studying at Oscott College.

Lourdes Pilgrimage 2023

Bishop Declan invites you to take part in the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Friday 18th – 25th August 2023. After 3 years we are now pleased to be able to once again experience the Lourdes Pilgrimage.