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Vocations, Bike rides and Seminarians update

Vocations, Bike rides and Seminarians update

Fr Matt Anscombe has done many great things over the last few years to promote Vocations within Clifton diocese.Here you can watch and listen to him as he describes what he has been up to, what he is planning and why he thinks it is so important for the life of the...

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Lourdes – Accieul hospital – Podcast

Lourdes – Accieul hospital – Podcast

Whilst in Lourdes, Phil Gibbons popped in to the Accieul hospital which is located over the river from the Grotto. The Accueil Notre-Dame allows assisted pilgrims the chance to experience their pilgrimage in the best possible conditions. Below you can hear the podcast...

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Living Your Faith Summer Camp success

Living Your Faith Summer Camp success

The Living Your Faith camps are held annually at The Marist Centre in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire (maristretreatcentre.co.uk) and cater for the young people of Clifton Diocese. They are held over two weeks during August when the first week is for 7-11 year...

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Fr Richard talks about Oscar Romero

Fr Richard talks about Oscar Romero

One hundred years ago this year, Oscar Romero was born on 15th August (the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady). On 24th March 1980, after three years of courageous ministry as Archbishop of San Salvador, defending the poor and seeking peace in war-torn and oppressed...

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New Trust and Grant Application Officer

New Trust and Grant Application Officer

Is your parish planning a project?  Would you like some support to plan, develop and fund your idea?  All projects, from large to small, require dedication and resources from parishes but this does not mean that you have to do it on your own. Julia...

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Young Holy Land Pilgrims Return

Young Holy Land Pilgrims Return

The Downside/Clifton young persons pilgrimage to the Holy Land has now returned. The group of 48 pilgrims spent ten days covering many of the most holy sites related to our faith. Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethany and Nazareth were just some of the locations...

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Assistant communications officer

Assistant communications officer

If you haven’t seen me floating around the Diocese anytime in the last 9 weeks, I am Aimee Gallivan. I am a student studying Media, Culture and Practice at the University West of England. I really enjoy the course I am studying but I understand that the media industry...

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Education Mass pictures / Homily online!

Education Mass pictures / Homily online!

On Tuesday 27th  June Clifton Cathedral hosted this year’s Educations Mass. This year has seen a number of different pressures on our schools from different.  sources.. Despite these pressures all those who work in schools have worked exceptional hard to...

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Diocese comes together for Family Day

Diocese comes together for Family Day

What a superb day! Some 360 people gathered from across the four counties of our diocese for this annual Diocesan Day. The family of the diocese was being celebrated… and it was good to bring people together. Folk started arriving at about 9.15am to find bouncy...

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Sunny day at Glastonbury Pilgrimage – Pics!

Sunny day at Glastonbury Pilgrimage – Pics!

More than 1,000 people from all around the Diocese took part in the annual Glastonbury Pilgrimage on Sunday 10 July. This year’s theme was ‘Mary, Mother of Divine Hope’ and in his Homily, Bishop Declan told us how we are all a Pilgrim People, a Journeying People. You...

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Bishop Declan blesses new sensory garden

Bishop Declan blesses new sensory garden

A sensory garden in memory of a former pupil has opened at Christ the King primary school in Amesbury. The school opened its new sensory garden on June 6, dedicating part of it to William Brannon, who died aged nine in April last year. Headteacher Jerome McCormack...

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Mission Animation Day with MISSIO

Mission Animation Day with MISSIO

A few weeks ago 80 children from seven schools in Swindon and Malmesbury gathered together in joyful celebration for a Mission Together Animation Day.  The morning was spent with children making friends with one another, engaging in group activities, and reflecting on...

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World Meeting of Families 2018

World Meeting of Families 2018

Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental...

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St Augustine’s College 50th

St Augustine’s College 50th

St Augustine’s Catholic College celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Tuesday, 11 July with a whole school mass with Bishop Declan Lang of the Clifton Diocese. Joined by Canon Liam O’Driscoll, local parishioners from St John the Baptist, past students and staff, it was a...

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Our Lady, Woman of Hope, pray for us

St Peter, Rock of Hope, pray for us

St Paul, Apostle of Hope, pray for us