24th June Meditation in the Christian Tradition with Roger Layet and Jeanne Blowers During the day we will describe a practice of meditation based on the use of a repeated prayer word (or mantra) which Read the full article...
Education Mass June 27th Clifton Cathedral at 7pm. Main Celebrant Bishop Declan An invitation to all Governors, staff, parents and pupils On Tuesday 27th June at 7pm everyone is invited to Clifton Cathedral to celebrate Read the full article...
The Department of Adult Education has released details of the Diocesan Family Day inviting us to keep the date free! Bishop Declan is inviting our diocesan community to come together on Saturday 1 July for Read the full article...
Sunday 9th July Sea Sunday – a day to remember and pray for seafarers and the work of Apostleship of the Sea. Please support your parish’s Sea Sunday celebration and second collection. http://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk/about-sea-sunday Sea Sunday Read the full article...
The Vianney Group is a discernment group for men who want to explore more deeply a call to the priesthood, alongside other like-minded men. Location: The group meets at St Bernadette’s Church, 731 Wells Road, Whitchurch, Read the full article...
Born for This is a unique and powerful musical, performed by young people from our Catholic Secondary Schools working with Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry, that brings the Stations of the Cross to life.
Clifton Diocese Justice and Peace Commission invited Mary Colwell and Severine Deneulin to lead a day reflecting on Pope Francis’ encyclical’ Laudato Si’ On Care for our Common Home’ and what it might mean for each of us.
Vice Principle at St Roses School in Stroud, Jean Bankhead, has been awarded an Inspirational Award for her tireless work at the school by the Worshipful Company of Educators. St Roses is a school for the physically handicapped.
Following the Year of Mercy the children at St Francis’ School Nailsea, are continuing to show mercy to others during Lent by helping those who are sick and disabled. They had a Sponsored Bed/Wheelchair Push to raise money to buy a surgical robot for the Cancer unit at Southmead Hospital and a specialised wheelchair for a child in a developing country.
Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry invite young people aged 16+ from our parishes and schools to join the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes 17th – 25th August 2017. The Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes offers young people a unique opportunity to journey to a place of great healing and prayer.
Over 250 young people and leaders from the Clifton Diocese, led by Bishop Declan, attended Flame 2017, which saw almost 10,000 young people coming together to interact and celebrate their faith together.
Monsignor Gabriel Leyden, a retired priest of the Diocese of Clifton, celebrates his Golden Jubilee as priest this Saturday 11 March 2017. To mark the occasion, there will be a special Concelebrated Mass at Corpus Christi Church, Ellenborough Park South, Weston-super-Mare where He spent thirteen thirteen years as Parish Priest.
Inspired by Bishop Declan’s letter to pupils across the Diocese, the chaplaincy team at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Bath have joined forces with parishioners at St Mary’s Church and the chaplaincy team at St Gregory’s College to support charity, Mary’s Meals.
Bishop Declan is to celebrate Liturgies of Reconciliation during the Season of Lent at five venues across the diocese.
Thursday 9 March (Corpus Christi, Weston Super Mare), Friday 17 March (St Thomas More, Cheltenham), Thursday 23 March (St Patrick, Redfield), Thursday 30 March (Holy Rood, Swindon), Thursday 6 April (St John, Trowbridge).
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 presented to Bishop Declan.
For this year’s Lenten audio series, we’ve teamed up with Apostleship of the Sea, the bishops’ agency that looks after the practical and pastoral care of seafarers to bring you insightful weekly reflections from port chaplain Father Colum Kelly. Father Colum’s based out of Immingham – a port on the south west bank of the Humber Estuary near Grimsby.