A three year Diocesan Programme of renewal for the whole Diocese.

  • 2017-2018 A Year of Mission. St Mark will anchor our reflection and our activity in Mission;
  • 2018-2019 A Year of Prayer. St Luke will shape and fashion us in Prayer;
  • 2019-2020 A Year of Communion. St Matthew will cultivate our sense of Communion.


Bishop Declan's Vision

The Church of Clifton is called to be a people who believe in Christ, who celebrate Christ and who live the way of Christ.

The Church is created by God to live, not for itself, but for others; to be a people who share in the mission of Christ, to proclaim the Kingdom and to make disciples so that the world will be transformed according to God’s plan.

Our Parishes and Communities should be places where Christ is celebrated, shared, proclaimed and lived, where everyone is welcomed and valued, and all have a sense of responsibility for the life of the community and the world.

We are called to be disciples who not only know about Jesus but also come to know him in prayer.

Our liturgies should be celebrated in such a way that Christ’s word is heard, his presence known, and which are so connected to our lives that we joyfully take up the command,

“Go in peace glorifying the Lord by your life.”


The Diocesan Prayer

God our Father,

open the horizons of our minds and hearts

so that we can see what hope your call holds for us.

Pour out the overflowing gifts of your Spirit

so that we, your Church,

may become a people of hope for our world.

We ask you this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God for ever and ever.

Our Lady Woman of Hope.

pray for us.

St Peter, Rock of Hope,

pray for us.

St Paul, Apostle of Hope,

pray for us.






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