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

May
25
Sat
2024
10:00 am “Encounter” @ St Bonaventure's, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HP
“Encounter” @ St Bonaventure's, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HP
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
"Encounter" @ St Bonaventure's, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HP
“Encounter” – Holy Spirit Retreat Day: Saturday 25th May from 10am to 4pm at St Bonaventure’s, Bishopston, Bristol – starting with Mass. This will be a day of praise, reflection, testimony, prayer and with the opportunity[...]
12:00 pm Celebration of Marriage @ Clifton Cathedral
Celebration of Marriage @ Clifton Cathedral
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Celebration of Marriage @ Clifton Cathedral
The bishop is celebrating Mass in the Cathedral on Saturday 25 May (12 noon) and is inviting all families to join him to celebrate the joys & challenges of family life. In addition, we will celebrate[...]
May
28
Tue
2024
7:00 pm Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lord, Teach us to Pray @ St John the Evangelist
Pope Francis has given us The Year of Prayer 2024 in preparation for the Holy Year of 2025. This series at St John the Evangelist, South Parade, Bath, draws us into the school of prayer[...]
May
31
Fri
2024
7:00 pm Catholic Social Teaching – Glast... @ St Mary’s Upper Hall, Shrine Parish of Our Lady of Glastonbury,
Catholic Social Teaching – Glast... @ St Mary’s Upper Hall, Shrine Parish of Our Lady of Glastonbury,
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Catholic Social Teaching - Glastonbury @ St Mary’s Upper Hall, Shrine Parish of Our Lady of Glastonbury,
Catholic Social Teaching provides a lens through which we can see with the eyes of the Church and discern God’s call to love our neighbour as ourselves. Join us for an introduction to Catholic Social[...]
Liturgy Tasked by our Bishop with implementing the vision of the Liturgy Constitution of the Second Vatican Council

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.

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

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

Clifton 5000

Bishop Declan calls for us to respond to the Cries of the Earth and the Poor. Resources, reflections, or opportunities to connect with communities already responding.

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.

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

Synod

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

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

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.

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

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.                                                             .