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Living the Common Ground - Discerning Challenges & Responses


Living the Common Good: Discerning Challenges and Responses will take place 18 May 2024 from 10am to 4pm at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College, Brislington, Bristol. It will be a day of formation and community, bringing people together in prayer to discern the practical ways to live the common good. There is no cost to attend. Please register at cliftonlivingthecommongood.eventbrite.co.uk

LGBT+ Mass, Sunday 21st April at St Nicholas of Tolentino Church


Parishes in Communion Holy Week Mass/Service Times

 Maundy Thursday 28th March 

6.30pm at OLOL, 7.30pm at St Augustine’s, 8pm at St Paul’s

Good Friday 29th March 

11am Children’s Stations of the Cross at St Augustine’s,

(NO children’s service at OLOL),  

3pm Passion Service at OLOL, St Augustine’s, St Paul’s

Easter Vigil, Holy Saturday 30th March - 8pm at St Augustine’s

Easter Sunday, 31st March - 9am at OLOL, 9.30am at St Augustine’s, 11am at St Paul’s


A Message from Clifton Diocese

We thank Bishop Declan for his 23 years of Episcopal Ministry as we announce that today, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation of the Right Reverend Declan Lang as Bishop of Clifton. Bishop Declan was ordained the ninth Bishop of Clifton on 28th March 2001 and has served the Diocese for 23 years as its bishop.
The Holy Father has appointed Rev. Canon Bosco MacDonald, a priest of the Diocese of Clifton, until now Dean of the Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul, Bristol, as the tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Clifton.

Bishop-Elect Bosco MacDonald said, on hearing the news of his appointment:
I am humbled that His Holiness Pope Francis has called me to become the 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Clifton, following the retirement of Bishop Declan Lang who has served us so lovingly and faithfully for 23 years, giving his life completely to the joys and hopes as well as the challenges of our Catholic communities here in the West of England.
As I embark on this new journey, I am filled with gratitude for the prayers and affection of so many wonderful priests and people, family and friends far and wide.
I am eager to renew my profession of faith and deepen my communion with the Successor of Peter and my brother Bishops. And just as Pope Francis encourages Bishops to be close to their people in a spirit of service, I accept this new role in obedience to my priestly call with a commitment to serve the priests and people of Clifton to the best of my ability, with care, tenderness, and compassion.

May the love of Christ and the intercession of Our Blessed Lady, Conceived Without Sin guide every step I take as the 10th Bishop of this lovely Diocese of Clifton.

Bishop Declan Lang said:
I would like to congratulate Canon Bosco MacDonald and accompany him with my prayers on his appointment as the Bishop of the Diocese of Clifton. He has many years of pastoral experience having worked in a number of parishes both as an assistant priest, parish priest and Dean of Clifton Cathedral. He brings much experience to his new ministry within the diocese which he will carry out with dedication and faithfulness.
I am sure he will also be a valuable member to the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales as we discern the way forward in a changing society.
Please remember Canon Bosco in your prayers as he prepares for this new ministry.
The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect MacDonald will take place in the Cathedral Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Clifton, Bristol. The date will be announced in due course.

Holy Week Services & Mass Times 2024


28th March - Holy (Maundy) Thursday
Mass of the Lord's Supper
6.30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes
7.30pm at St Augustine's, Downend
8.00pm at St Paul's, Yate

29th March - Good Friday
Children's Stations of the Cross
11.00am at St Augustine's, Downend
The Passion of the Lord
at 3pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, St Augustine's & St Paul's

30th March - Holy Saturday
Easter Vigil
8.00pm at  St Augustine's, Downend

31st March - Easter Sunday
Mass of the Resurrection
9.00am at Our Lady of Lourdes
9.30am at St Augustine's, Downend
11.00am at St Paul's, Yate

Lenten Service of Reconciliation 2024

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Prepare for Easter by celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation at one of the following 

Reconciliation Services

at 7.30pm


Thursday,  21st March 

CAFOD LENT APPEAL - 25th February


CAFOD's Lent Appeal 2024 | CAFOD from CAFOD TV on Vimeo.

This Lent, your donations to CAFOD’s Family Fast Day appeal will help hardworking people like James the fisherman in Liberia with resources, tools and training to feed their families for good. Give today using the envelope or online at cafod.org.uk and please join us in praying with James that our sisters and brothers around the world have what they need to feed their families.

Mass Times for Ash Wednesday, 14th February 2024

Mass Times for our Parishes in Communion

7.30pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, Kingswood

 9.30am  at St Augustines, Downend

9.30am at St Lawrence, Chipping Sodbury

7.30pm at St Paul's, Yate

7.30pm Liturgy & Imposition of Ashes at St Augustines, Downend 

Lent: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving

Lent begins next Wednesday, 14 February, and is a time when we’re all called to make a special effort to nourish our spiritual lives. 

The traditional pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and these three paths work together to help us ground ourselves in the love of Christ and share that love with our neighbour. 

The Department of Adult Education & Evangelisation has produced a poster, which you are free to put up in your Church, to help parishioners consider how they might use these pillars to grow closer to Jesus Christ this Lent. 

The Department will also be sharing reminders and ideas on our social media pages, all of which you can find through our LinkTree page https://linktr.ee/cliftonevangelist, through Lent to accompany our parishioners during this liturgical season.


Lenten Retreat: 'Transformed by Love'

Clifton Diocese in partnership with ‘Light of Truth’ are offering a Lenten retreat: ‘Transformed by Love’ in six online sessions, contemplating God’s grace at work in the lives of six persons, through scripture and artworks. The six sessions begin at 7.30pm on a Tuesday evening:

20 February, 27 February, 5 March, 12 March, 19 March, 26 March. To sign up for the series, just click on the Zoom link: Meeting Registration or go to the diocesan website.

Other courses run by ‘Light of Truth’ here: Join now | Light of Truth. A suggested donation of £5 per person per session is recommended for any of the ‘Light of Truth’ courses, their details can be found here: Contact | Light of Truth.

Listening with the Heart - An Introduction to Small Group Facilitation

As part of the commitment to growing as a Synodal Church, the department of Adult Education and Evangelisation are offering an opportunity for parishioners to develop the skills of small group facilitation in the context of Parish Pastoral Councils, RCIA, Prayer Groups, Lenten Groups, Confirmation Preparation, and any other parish groups.

These short sessions will help us to develop an attitude of listening with the heart and sharing with generosity. It will provide participants with a model for rooting decision making in prayer and discernment and the tools necessary for effective facilitation.

Dates and venues (including Eventbrite link to register):

Sat 27 January: St John, Bath (9.30-11.30am)


Mon 12 February: Holy Family, Patchway (7-9pm)


Mon 19 February: St Joseph, Portishead (7-9pm)


Sat 24 February: English Martyrs, Chard (9.30-11.30am)


Mon 26 February: St Peter, Cirencester (7-9pm)


Mon 4 March: St Peter, Gloucester (7-9pm)


Tues 5 March: St George, Taunton (7-9pm)