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).

Bristol – St Catherine of Siena and St Thomas Aquinas (University Chaplaincy)

A small, low-key chapel of the 1960s, the street elevation faced in stone to blend with the university chaplaincy, to... Read More

Bristol – St Mary-on-the-Quay

A fine neoclassical design and city landmark, begun in 1839 for the Irvingites but acquired for Roman Catholic use in... Read More

Bristol (Bedminster) – Holy Cross

A notable interwar design in Byzantine style by John Bevan Jr, completed in a contextual manner in the early 1960s.... Read More

Bristol (Bishopston) – St Bonaventure

A large town church in thirteenth-century Gothic style, built at the start of the twentieth century for the... Read More

Bristol (Downend) – St Augustine of Canterbury

A large suburban church built at the time of the Second Vatican Council, on a traditional longitudinal plan but from... Read More

Bristol (Easton) – St Nicholas of Tolentino

One of the oldest Catholic churches in Bristol, built in large part to cater for Irish refugees from the Great Famine... Read More

Bristol (Filton) – St Teresa

A late (1960) traditional basilican design, of high townscape quality and with an atmospheric interior retaining good... Read More

Bristol (Fishponds) – St Joseph

A late Gothic Revival design of the 1920s by the local architect Sir Frank Wills. The design is old-fashioned for its... Read More

Bristol (Frenchay) – St John Fisher

A functional church-hall of the 1950s, of no architectural or historical significance but on a large site within a... Read More

Bristol (Henbury) – St Antony

A very functional post-war design, not of architectural or historic interest but containing some imported furnishings... Read More

Bristol (Horfield) – St Maximillian Kolbe with St Edith Stein

A simple prefabricated building, originally built in the 1950s as a hut for the cadet force of the adjacent Catholic... Read More

Bristol (Kingswood) – Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette

A functional brick design of the late 1930s, originally intended to become a school assembly hall.  A... Read More

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