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Holy Land Pilgrimage– 10 places remaining

Holy Land Pilgrimage– 10 places remaining

Bishop Declan is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 22-30 October 2018, staying three nights in Galilee, two nights in Bethlehem, and three nights in Jerusalem. The price this year is £1625 per person (based on two people sharing). We’ve always had a superb time...

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Mass for Newly Baptised and Newly Received

Mass for Newly Baptised and Newly Received

Bishop Declan is celebrating Mass on Saturday 19 May at 10.30am, in our cathedral, with those who will be baptised this Easter along with those who will be received into full communion with the Church. This is a real opportunity to draw together from across our...

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Alexander House staff raise £236.00

Alexander House staff raise £236.00

Staff at Alexander House came together during Lent for our annual soup lunch to raise money for charity. Ronnie Mitchinson, a former employee of the diocese, provided soup for the first and last Wednesday’s with staff taking on the remaining weeks, making the soup...

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Series of lectures to think ahead

Series of lectures to think ahead

Pope Francis marked the fifth anniversary of his election last week and as five years has come and gone, it provides our diocesan community with an opportunity to reflect upon this five years, explore what has taken place, what Pope Francis has offered the Church in...

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Cathedral Heating and Lighting!

Cathedral Heating and Lighting!

A summary of the project so far… Since its consecration in 1973, Clifton Cathedral has received critical acclaim for the serenity, simplicity and modest ‘theatre’ to its design, as well as the rare integration of materials and design. Its built form...

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Gloucester Foodbank shows Community Spirit

Gloucester Foodbank shows Community Spirit

In line with similar services nationwide Gloucester Foodbank is facing increasing demands on its provision of emergency food and toiletry supplies to those in need in the city. In 2016/17 (April-March) this project handled 3,183 referrals and handed out 5,870...

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Make a difference – Catenian Bursary Fund

Make a difference – Catenian Bursary Fund

Make a difference! Do you ever get depressed by the state of the world?  By the poverty and inequality – by wars and famines.  Are you a young Catholic aged between your 16th and 25th birthday and are you thinking of doing something – anything – about it and the help...

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Thriving Yeovil Youth group

Thriving Yeovil Youth group

The Youth group at Holy Ghost Yeovil has been running for around 3 years, meeting once a month in the parish hall. Run by committed volunteers they have a mix of activities, reflections and formation on offer to the young people. The volunteers began their journey...

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Rite of Election pictures and podcast

Rite of Election pictures and podcast

62 people were welcomed into the Catholic Church on Saturday 17 February by Bishop Declan at Clifton Cathedral. The Rite of Election is a significant step for those who want to be received into the Catholic Church - preparing to receive the Sacraments of...

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Fr Frank Thompson, Mill Hill Missionary- R.I.P.

Fr Frank Thompson, Mill Hill Missionary- R.I.P.

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on Sunday, 4 February 2018, in Herbert House, Freshfield , aged 78. Francis was born in Coventry in Birmingham Diocese on 4 July 1939. His father William Leonard Thompson, who was an insurance agent, and his wife Mary...

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Pope Francis: Lenten Message 2018

Pope Francis: Lenten Message 2018

Because of the increase of inquity, the love of many will grow cold Mt 24:12 Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again, the Pasch of the Lord draws near! In our preparation for Easter, God in his providence offers us each year the season of Lent as a “sacramental sign of...

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Canon Paul Swarbrick appointed Bishop of Lancaster

Canon Paul Swarbrick appointed Bishop of Lancaster

Pope Francis has named a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster as the seventh Bishop of the Diocese - Canon Paul Swarbrick. On receiving news of the appointment Bishop Michael Campbell said: “I am delighted to welcome Canon Paul Swarbrick as my successor as Bishop of...

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Lent Pilgrimage starts around Our Diocese

Lent Pilgrimage starts around Our Diocese

As Lent begins so does a pilgrimage around our diocese. During this Year of Mission 43 venues have been asked to host a day of prayer holding the intention of our diocesan family as its focus. Each day, this pilgrimage takes us around some of the parishes...

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Tribute to Sister Cecilia Wingfield

Tribute to Sister Cecilia Wingfield

On Saturday 27th January 2018, eight Sisters of Mercy and over three hundred former pupils of St. Ursula’s High School, Bristol, gathered at the Sacred Heart Church, Westbury-on-Trym for a Memorial/Thanksgiving Mass for Sisters Cecilia Wingfield and Sabastian Kelly...

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St Bernadette’s Golden Jubilee project launched

St Bernadette’s Golden Jubilee project launched

St Bernadette’s Church in Whitchurch is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018 and has launched a special Golden Jubilee project which aims to secure the unique building for future generations. The church is a well-known landmark on the Wells Road and...

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Lourdes Pilgrimage – Bookings now being taken

Lourdes Pilgrimage – Bookings now being taken

Our Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage takes place this year from Friday, 24th August to Friday 31st August, for those travelling by coach or Jumbulance, this will leave St Teresa of the Child Jesus on Thursday 23rd August. The pastoral theme for Lourdes this...

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Diocesan Summer Camps launched for 2018

Diocesan Summer Camps launched for 2018

The annual Clifton Diocese Summer Camps have launched for 2018 and bookings are now being taken. This year, the camps have moved to a new location at the Viney Hill Adventure Centre in the Forest of Dean and are being held between 13-17 August (ages 7-11) and 20-24...

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