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Ad Limina – Final Statement from Rome

Ad Limina – Final Statement from Rome

As we end our visit, 'ad limina Apostolorum', we offer these reflections on our days together in Rome. On Friday 28 September, we were immensely privileged to share conversation with Pope Francis for over two hours. It was a most remarkable and intimate...

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Countdown to the Synod

Countdown to the Synod

With only 5 days to go before the beginning of the Synod on Youth, Faith & Vocational Discernment, everyone is invited to visit our dedicated Synod page and explore the resources, videos and pictures and to pray for young people during this important...

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New Confirmation page and information added to our website

New Confirmation page and information added to our website

‘Confirmation is the Sacrament that completes Baptism; in it the gift of the Holy Spirit is bestowed upon us. Anyone who freely decides to live a life as God’s child and asks for God’s Spirit under the signs of the imposition of hands and anointing with...

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Treasuring the Liturgy exhibition at Clifton Cathedral

Treasuring the Liturgy exhibition at Clifton Cathedral

An exhibition curated to reflect – through plate and textile – sign and symbol, skill and craftsmanship employed at the service of the Liturgy. Gathering together ‘treasures’ from around the diocese, we are invited along the ‘way of beauty’ to an up-close...

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Pope Francis: Letter to the People of God

Pope Francis has responded to new reports of clerical sexual abuse and the ecclesial cover-up of abuse. In an impassioned letter addressed to the whole People of God, he calls on the Church to be close to victims in solidarity, and to join in acts of...

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New exams, new grades and top results for our schools

New exams, new grades and top results for our schools

Students at Saint Gregory’s Bath were elated this morning as they opened their outstanding GCSE results: 84% of grades were graded 9 – 4 (A*-C equivalent), with over a third of all results achieving the highest possible grades of 9-7 (A*-A equivalent)....

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Project 99 Mission in Salisbury

Project 99 Mission in Salisbury

Project 99 is a community of young men and women committed to a year of evangelisation, growing in their relationship with Christ and assisting the local parish in Salisbury. It is time for the 99 to go out……….. Inspired by the words of Pope Francis, The...

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Fr Jeremy’s Ruby Jubilee celebrations in Bath

Fr Jeremy’s Ruby Jubilee celebrations in Bath

On Friday 20th July, we had a fantastic Mass at St Mary's Church, Bath, followed by an enormous, happy party in the Parish Centre to celebrate Fr Jeremy's Ruby Jubilee. Mass was concelebrated by Fr Jeremy, Bishop Declan, Emeritus Bishop Crispian Hollis and...

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Summer camps explore Mission in a fun way!

Summer camps explore Mission in a fun way!

The Living Your Faith camps take place annually and cater for the young people of Clifton Diocese. They are held over two weeks during August: the first week for 7-11 year olds (Years 3 to 6) and the second week for 12-16 year olds (Years 7 to 11). All...

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Treasuring the Liturgy exhibition at Clifton Cathedral

Treasuring the Liturgy exhibition at Clifton Cathedral

An exhibition curated to reflect – through plate and textile – sign and symbol, skill and craftsmanship employed at the service of the Liturgy. Gathering together ‘treasures’ from around the diocese, we are invited along the ‘way of beauty’ to an up-close...

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Farewell to Deacon Peter Hinchey

Farewell to Deacon Peter Hinchey

Peter was received into St Augustine of Canterbury Bristol at 5pm on Monday 16th July and then over 200 people came to a special Mass that evening which Fr Frank had arranged to give everyone a chance to say their goodbyes. The next morning Peter's Requiem...

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St Patrick’s Church Redfield Special Celebration

St Patrick’s Church Redfield Special Celebration

The Confirmation Ceremony for 34 candidates from St. Joseph’s and St. Patrick’s parishes in East Bristol in July was also an opportunity for Bishop Declan to bless the new extensions to St. Patrick’s Church. Over 500 guests supported the young people at a...

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