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).

Chard – English Martyrs

A small, late Gothic Revival church and presbytery, built in the interwar years from designs by Sir Frank Wills, a... Read More

Cheddar – Our Lady Queen of the Apostles

A small steel-framed church built at the time of the Second Vatican Council to a conventional longitudinal design.... Read More

Cheltenham – Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary

A well-detailed but conventional design of the 1950s, combining traditional planning with modern construction... Read More

Cheltenham – St Gregory the Great

A fine mid-Victorian Gothic Revival cruciform church in an early fourteenth-century style by a major Catholic... Read More

Cheltenham – St Thomas More

A functional church-cum-hall of 1962 which was superseded by a large church building four years later. Since the... Read More

Chew Magna – Sacred Heart

Catholic worship in the Chew Valley continued through penal times and a chapel was built in 1806. This very modest... Read More

Chippenham – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin

A small interwar church of traditional appearance, one of several in the diocese by Roberts & Willman of Taunton.... Read More

Chipping Campden – St Catharine

A fine late-Victorian Gothic Revival church in a pleasing free Perpendicular style and with a distinctive saddleback... Read More

Chipping Sodbury – St Lawrence

One of the older missions in the diocese, this modest church was improvised in 1838 from a former outbuilding to a... Read More

Churchdown – Our Lady of Succour

A functional red brick church of the 1990s, fit for purpose but not of architectural significance. Furnishings of note... Read More

Cinderford – Our Lady of Victories

The architecturally most ambitious of the four churches served from Coleford, this is a brick-built church of the late... Read More

Cirencester – St Peter

A stone-built late Victorian church by A. J. C. Scoles in his favoured (and by then somewhat old-fashioned) early... Read More

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