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).

Clevedon – The Immaculate Conception

A large neo-Gothic church built by a group of French Franciscans who founded the mission. It was designed by the... Read More

Coleford – St Margaret Mary

A small, aisleless brick church of the early 1930s, of functional, hall-like character. Until the... Read More

Corsham – St Patrick

The church began life as a mid-Victorian school, commissioned by Lord Methuen of Corsham Court and designed by H. E... Read More

Cricklade – St Mary

A medieval parish church declared redundant in 1981 and returned to Catholic use in 1984 on a ninety-nine year lease.... Read More

Devizes – Immaculate Conception

A small church of two periods, designed by two well-known Catholic architects - Charles Hansom and Canon Scoles -... Read More

Downton – Good Shepherd and Our Blessed Lady Queen of Angels

Built under post-war restrictions, the church is a utilitarian structure of little architectural interest.... Read More

Dulverton – St Stanislas

A small brick and timber-framed church, converted in 1955 from a disused agricultural building. The building is more... Read More

Dursley – St Dominic

A brick church in a simple round-arched style, one of several similar designs in the diocese built shortly before the... Read More

Fairford – St Thomas of Canterbury

A simple, attractive example of a Puginian Gothic rural church, built in a lancet style in the 1840s and witness to... Read More

Frome – St Catherine

A 1960s church with a low and inconspicuous exterior, faced with concrete blocks. The interior is more welcoming, its... Read More

Glastonbury – Our Lady St Mary of Glastonbury

A Gothic Revival design built at the onset of the Second World War on a site opposite the medieval Abbey, as a... Read More

Gloucester – St Peter

A large, impressive mid-Victorian town church in Decorated Gothic style, one of the most notable works of an important... Read More

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