Faith & Formation

Message from Bishop Declan:

Our faith should make us joyful as we respond to the call of Christ, to go out to the whole world and proclaim the Good News. If we are to do this effectively, we need to know Christ Jesus as well as knowing about him.

These pages are intended to bring you closer to Jesus, to enable you to carry out your mission as members of the Church and wider community.

Let the message of Christ live in your hearts and minds

These pages are intended to bring you closer to Jesus, to enable you to carry out your mission as members of the Church and wider community.

Let the message of Christ live in your hearts and minds

 

Upcoming Events

Jul
13
Sat
2024
9:30 am Growing Seeds of Hope – Passing ... @ St. John the Baptist parish centre, Trowbridge.
Growing Seeds of Hope – Passing ... @ St. John the Baptist parish centre, Trowbridge.
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Growing Seeds of Hope – Passing on the Faith in our Parishes @ St. John the Baptist parish centre, Trowbridge.
We are delighted to let you know that the Dominican Sisters of St. Joseph will be returning once more to lead us in our exploration of how we form people in the Faith. Their knowledge[...]
Jul
14
Sun
2024
1:00 pm Glastonbury Pilgrimage
Glastonbury Pilgrimage
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Glastonbury Pilgrimage
Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury: Sunday 14th July 2024: The Annual Pilgrimage to Glastonbury will take place on Sunday, 14th July 2024. This year’s pilgrimage will be centred around the theme of ‘Mary, Woman of Prayer’.[...]
Jul
15
Mon
2024
7:00 pm Next Pastoral Ministry Formation... @ St Mary, Glastonbury
Next Pastoral Ministry Formation... @ St Mary, Glastonbury
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Next Pastoral Ministry Formation course: Autumn 2024 @ St Mary, Glastonbury
We are now actively seeking to recruit for the next Pastoral Ministry Formation course which begins in the Autumn 2024. The course is ideal for any parishioner who seeks to develop their capacity to serve[...]
Jul
16
Tue
2024
7:00 pm Next Pastoral Ministry Formation... @ St Peter, Cirencester
Next Pastoral Ministry Formation... @ St Peter, Cirencester
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Next Pastoral Ministry Formation course: Autumn 2024 @ St Peter, Cirencester
We are now actively seeking to recruit for the next Pastoral Ministry Formation course which begins in the Autumn 2024. The course is ideal for any parishioner who seeks to develop their capacity to serve[...]
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Pastoral Ministry

​Find courses and resources to develop your pastoral skills and meet others in our diocese who work to serve others in their parishes and wider communities.

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The Clifton Evangelist

Contains articles from parishioners, reflections on saints or significant events, upcoming events, and reflections on important events in the life of our diocese.

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

Catholic Social Teaching

Resources with which you can deepen your understanding of Catholic Social Teaching, begin discerning how God might be calling you to act in your own life.

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

Lent 2024

On Ash Wednesday we are called to “Repent and believe the Gospel.” Check out our excellent video resources to help you turn towards Christ this Lent.

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

Beholding God

There are many ways to pray. If you’re looking for a place to start, to explore a new spirituality, or resources to dive deeper, take a look here.

Jubilee 2025

Pope Francis has named 2025 as an Ordinary Jubilee Year, “Pilgrims of Hope.” Look on our Jubilee page to find news and resources for the jubilee in Clifton.

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Synod

Clifton began its synodal journey in 2021. We have plenty of video resources to reflect upon and deepen our experience so far.                                    .

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The God Who Speaks

A combined project of the CBCEW and the Bible Society, The God Who Speaks has plenty of video resources to help you deepen your spiritual life.

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Marriage and Family Life

Marriage and family life provide the context for our daily life as Christians. Look here for resources on encountering God within the home.

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

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is an ancient tradition in the Church. If you feel called to develop your spiritual life with a director, take a look here.

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

Youth Ministry

Provides opportunities for young people to further their involvement in the Catholic Church, to grow in relationship with others and develop their faith in God.

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

Discipleship

John Huntriss offers some of his insights into the key accounts that form our Lenten Gospels from 2023.                                                             .