General News

The Department of Adult Education are registering people now for this year’s Diocesan Family Day, with well over two hundred people already registered for the day! With just one week to go, Bishop Declan is inviting our diocesan community to come together on Saturday 1 July for a day’s gathering and formation centred around living the gift of our baptism at St Brendan’s College, Brislington. 

Lunch will be catered for you and there will be refreshments throughout the day. To give an idea of numbers, if you would like to be part of the day please register by email: adult.education@cliftondiocese.com or telephone 0117 902 5595.

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This year our primary leavers mass was held over two days again as so many students wanted to attend the Cathedral.  Nearly 1ooo Year 6 children from all over the Diocese came to Clifton Cathedral on Wednesday to celebrate their time in primary school and to look forward to their moves to secondary school in September. There will be a second Mass on Thursday with another 1,000 Year 6 children.

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Sr. Marilda SSpS celebrated her 75th anniversary in Religious Vows at the Convent in Lawrence Weston, Bristol for the Missionary Sisters of Servants of the Holy Spirit on Sunday 11th June surrounded by friends and family. The main celebrant was Fr Timothy Lehane SVD, Provincial of IBP.

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Clifton Diocese Youth Ministry would like to invite all Catechists, Clergy and Youth leaders who support young people on their journey to Confirmation, to formation evenings across the diocese in the coming months.  

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In the face of the awful atrocities in the Manchester bombing, I would like to offer my prayers and support to those who have lost family members and friends, to those who are injured, the emergency services and to all who are affected by this terrible incident.

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