The Diocese of Clifton was founded on 29 September 1850. It covers the counties of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset, and includes the major centres of Bath, Bristol, and Swindon. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Birmingham in the Province of Birmingham. The cathedral is in Clifton, Bristol, and is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul. 121 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2016).

Westbury-on-Trym – Sacred Heart

A simple modern Romanesque design, built on the eve of the outbreak of World War II, which has been internally... Read More

Weston-Super-Mare – Corpus Christi

An interwar church in Byzantine-basilican style, with an impressive brick interior and a stone-faced west elevation.... Read More

Weston-Super-Mare – Our Lady of Lourdes

An interwar design in free Gothic style by Roberts & Willman, with a wide and light interior with reinforced... Read More

Weston-Super-Mare – St Joseph

A small church of the 1850s in early Gothic style by Charles Hansom, built under the patronage of Joseph Ruscombe... Read More

Whaddon – Holy Family

A small former Methodist chapel of the 1880s, acquired and adapted for Catholic use in 1990. The exterior has some... Read More

Wincanton – St Luke and Teresa

A large urban church built by Canon Scoles for the Carmelites, whose priory to the rear of the site he had built... Read More

Winchcombe – St Nicholas

The main body of the church is a modest but pleasing building formed out of a small former grammar school of the... Read More

Wiveliscombe – St Richard of Chichester

A modest, steel-framed church built after the Second Vatican Council, within the Wiveliscombe Conservation... Read More

Woodchester – The Annunciation

A magnificent church of the 1840s, by a major Catholic architect and a testament to the deep faith of its founder.... Read More

Wotton-under-Edge – Holy Cross

The significance of the building lies in the fact that it occupies the early nineteenth-century engine house of a... Read More

Wroughton – St Joseph

One of three identical designs produced for churches in the Swindon area in a climate of post-war austerity, with... Read More

Yate – St Paul

An interesting contemporary design of 1980, with church and hall under a single A-frame steel structure. The fitting... Read More

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