Pastoral Ministry Information Evenings

As far back as 2012, Pope Benedict XVI was advocating the need for greater involvement of the laity in the life of the Church. The Synodal Process has already shown that there is a desire by the laity to be more involved and a need for solid formation to give people the confidence to respond. Clifton Diocese offers two in-depth courses in support of this need: The Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry and The Clifton Ministry Skills Programme. If you are interested or intrigued to find out more, then do join us for one of two online information sessions taking place on 26 April and 28 April at 7pm (Microsoft Teams). The information sessions will outline the purpose of the courses, introduce you to current students and provide the opportunity for asking questions and gaining sufficient information about how to apply. Sign up via the Eventbrite links for the session you wish to attend by going to the Clifton diocese website:

Ukraine Appeal on Sunday 20th March

We have had lots of enquiries about how best as a parish we can support the Ukrainian people during the most tragic of times.  Well first of course they need our prayers, so please give them a place in your heart.  The pictures on television portray scenes of great human suffering and their need of our help.  Officially the best way for us to help is to donate money to one of the charities suggested by the government.  

Therefore, on Sunday 20th March we are having a special collection to show our solidarity with the people of Ukraine. 


Memorial Mass on 6th March 2021

On 6th March we celebrated a memorial mass for all parishioners and loved ones lost in the last two years.  Those who had lost loved ones were invited to place treasured mementos/photographs at the foot of the altar.  

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace, Amen

Death holds a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Lenten Daily Reflection Series

The Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation has organised a daily reflection series to support people in their Lenten journeys. 40 people generously offered their reflections as a gift to everyone in the diocese, and we are extremely grateful those who gave their time and their prayers. Each day in Lent, they will publish a video in which a member of our diocese shares their thoughts and prayers on their website, on The Clifton Evangelist Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages. We encourage you to pray with each of them and ask that you show your support by sharing these videos with your family and friends.  The videos can be found here