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Lampedusa Cross arrives in Bristol

Lampedusa Cross arrives in Bristol

On the 26th April, we welcomed the Lampedusa Cross into St Bede's Catholic College in Bristol. The Lampedusa Cross is made from wood that washed ashore after a boat carrying refugees did not make it to land. The cross reminds us of all those who leave...

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Diocesan Day – Saturday 6 July

Diocesan Day – Saturday 6 July

We look forward to welcoming you to our annual Diocesan Day at St Brendan’s College on Saturday 6 July. It is good for us to be together as we gather to reflect, to celebrate and consider once more what it means for us to be Church. In our diocesan Year of...

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Clifton Diocese Summer Camps – Bookings open!

Clifton Diocese Summer Camps – Bookings open!

The Clifton Diocese Summer Camps are now taking bookings for 2019. A residential week of outdoor activities, catechesis, faith development, friendship and much more, all for only £200 per child! For more information go to http://livingyourfaith.co.uk. ...

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Chrism Mass 2019

Chrism Mass 2019

Nearly 1,000 people filled the lovely Clifton Cathedral on Wednesday 17 for the Chrism Mass. The choir were in good voice and sounded great throughout the Mass.Bishop Declan blessed the three oils — the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick and holy...

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Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse – 12 April 2019

Day of Prayer for Survivors of Abuse – 12 April 2019

The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (PCPM) has highlighted the importance of prayer and suggested to Pope Francis that the worldwide Catholic Church should join together in a day of prayer. The Holy Father has welcomed this initiative.In...

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Youth ministry journey in Malmesbury

Youth ministry journey in Malmesbury

The youth group from St Aldhelm’s Malmesbury is a fantastic example of Youth Ministry in a rural parish in the Clifton Diocese. Three years ago, a group of adults who wanted to see young people being part of the parish, met with Dave Wheat, Diocesan...

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New Science Block opened by Bishop Declan at St. Bede’s

New Science Block opened by Bishop Declan at St. Bede’s

We were honoured on Tuesday, 12th March to welcome Bishop Declan Lang to St. Bede’s Catholic College in Bristol to officially open and bless Galileo our new Science and Sixth Form Study Centre.We are very proud of our specialist Science status at St....

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The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John CD

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John CD

The Cathedral Choir spent an evening recording 'The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to John'. Composed by former Cathedral Director of Music Christopher Walker, this is a powerful, tender and haunting setting, evoking the pathos and drama of...

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Rite of Election – Saturday 9 March

Rite of Election – Saturday 9 March

On the first Saturday of Lent, as at the start of every Lent, our diocesan family gathered at the cathedral together with our bishop to celebrate the Rite of Election, where those who are journeying towards becoming part of our Catholic community are...

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Clifton Young people at Flame

Clifton Young people at Flame

On Saturday 300 young people with Bishop Declan and their group leaders, all in our orange scarfs, journeyed from all areas of the diocese to the SSE Arena at Wembley for CYMFed Flame 2019. The theme of Flame was Significance. Significance is defined as...

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The Catenians’ Dunstan Project

The Catenians’ Dunstan Project

Last year saw the West Somerset Circle of the Catenian Association working with a group of six Clifton Diocese primary schools on a photography project and  this year the project continued with poetry.There are seven Catholic primary schools in the Dunstan...

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Milestone Birthday at St Gregory the Great, Cheltenham

Milestone Birthday at St Gregory the Great, Cheltenham

On Ash Wednesday Fr David David McDonald celebrated his ninetieth birthday. To mark this important event in his life, and that of the parish, a drinks reception was held on Sunday the 2nd March at St Gregory. Fr David has been involved in the parish for...

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Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Bishop Declan invites you to join him during this season of Lent to celebrate the abundant mercy of God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Join him at one of the five venues across our diocese as part of your Lenten Pilgrimage in this Year of...

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