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