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Diocesan Spiritual Direction Course

Diocesan Spiritual Direction Course

In this Diocesan Year of Prayer, we’re invited to be inspired by Bishop Declan’s vision that “We are called to be disciples who not only know about Jesus but also come to know him in prayer.” A precious gift in this journey of coming to know Jesus in...

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School Leaver’s Mass

School Leaver’s Mass

The first of our two School leaver's Masses happened on Wednesday 12 June at Clifton Cathedral. This annual Mass is for Year 6 pupils as they are preparing to move onto the next phase of their education. Pupils from the Gloucestershire, Newman and Camino...

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Canon Michael Fitzpatrick anniversary pictures and homily

Canon Michael Fitzpatrick anniversary pictures and homily

On Friday 7 June 2019, a full Salisbury Cathedral joined in the celebration Mass for the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Canon Michael Fitzpatrick, parish priest of St Osmund’s, St Gregory’s and The Holy Redeemer Catholic Churches in Salisbury.This...

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Appointment of the Eleventh Archbishop of Southwark

Appointment of the Eleventh Archbishop of Southwark

The Holy See announced today that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop John Wilson as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Southwark.Archbishop-elect Wilson succeeds The Most Reverend Peter Smith, who has been Archbishop of Southwark since 2010. Archbishop-elect...

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Canon Michael Fitzpatrick in conversation – video

Canon Michael Fitzpatrick in conversation – video

On Friday 7 June 2019, a celebration Mass will be held for the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Canon Michael Fitzpatrick, parish priest of St Osmund’s, St Gregory’s and The Holy Redeemer Catholic Churches in Salisbury. This Mass will be held in...

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St Brendan’s students celebrate Feast Day

St Brendan’s students celebrate Feast Day

Staff and students at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College in Bristol recently celebrated their namesake Saint in the spring sunshine and were thrilled to take the opportunity to raise money for an important charity at the same time. The local Brislington...

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The Celebration of Marriage – Saturday 13 July

The Celebration of Marriage – Saturday 13 July

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...

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Catenian Circles Link Up For Charity Concert

Catenian Circles Link Up For Charity Concert

When Colin Parsons from the Catenians in Newport Circle mentioned that the Ebbw Fach Choir was looking to give a concert (and willing to cross the Severn Estuary) Weston-super-Mare Circle knew the perfect venue.  The Immaculate Conception Church in...

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Another great year for our Young volunteers

Another great year for our Young volunteers

Over 70 young people from 6 different Schools and Colleges have been part of the CAFOD Young Volunteers during 2018/19. This programme is in its 6th year and the partnership between CAFOD Youth team and Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry continues to grow. The...

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Workshops announced for Diocesan Day

Workshops announced for Diocesan Day

The speakers and workshops for this year’s Diocesan Day have now been confirmed. An information booklet, which can be downloaded below, will also be sent out to parishes and schools.   We look forward to welcoming you to our annual Diocesan Day at St...

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Journey of the cross: Replica reaches St Gregory’s

Journey of the cross: Replica reaches St Gregory’s

As you may know there is currently a replica Lampedusa cross making it's way around every school of the diocese as part of a pilgrimage in this diocesan year of prayer.  The cross was created by St Edward's School, Sherfield English and aims to help us all...

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St Anthony of Padua meets the neighbours!

St Anthony of Padua meets the neighbours!

St Anthony of Padua Church is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in Melksham.Our parishioners recently decided that it would be a good idea to invite our neighbours to tea. Invitations went out to all the neighbours and the parishioners began to bake. It...

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Remembering our Significant Encounter

Remembering our Significant Encounter

In March over 300 young people accompanied by Bishop Declan attended Flame 2019 at Wembley Arena. Looking back on this day, it was great to see young people from across the diocese, of different ages, different experiences of faith, and at different points...

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