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).

Newent – Our Lady of Lourdes

A modest building built in the late 1950s, largely with volunteer effort, and adapted in 2006-7, with some striking... Read More

Nympsfield – St Joseph

A small, aisleless stone church built in the 1920s using elements of a design prepared forty-five years earlier by... Read More

Painswick – Our Lady and St Therese

A building of Tudor origin, later used as a slaughterhouse and from the 1930s as a church. It was remodelled in... Read More

Peasedown – St Joseph

A small church of the 1980s, not of architectural or historic interest. Furnishings include three sculptures by Peter... Read More

Pewsey – Holy Family

A low-budget but well-detailed 1960s church of A-frame construction, with a high-peak copper roof. From 1934... Read More

Portishead – St Joseph

A small church built to serve a mission founded by French Franciscans. It was designed by the architect-priest Canon... Read More

Postlip – St James

Of considerable significance as a small, two-cell Norman chapel, restored to Catholic use at the end of the nineteenth... Read More

Royal Wootton Bassett – Sacred Heart

A thoughtful design of the 1990s, its plan forming a sequence of polygonal spaces, with a strong diagonal axis... Read More

Salisbury – St Gregory and the English Martyrs

A plain interwar church by Roberts & Willman of Taunton, with good carved figures on the main front and a... Read More

Salisbury – St Osmund

Salisbury was the place of A. W. Pugin’s reception into the Catholic Church in 1835. His church of St Osmund is... Read More

Salisbury – The Most Holy Redeemer

A small and striking modern church of some architectural quality by a well-regarded architectural practice. The... Read More

Sedbury – Sacred Heart

A church of the late 1980s of modern, convenient and quietly pleasing design, but not of special architectural or... Read More

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