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Clifton Diocese is the Catholic Diocese covering the West of England and includes the city and county of Bristol, the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset.

There are 107 parishes within 13 deaneries serving a Catholic population of around 190,000. Around 33,000 people attend mass around the Diocese every weekend. More than 2,000 people are actively involved in Catholic associations in the Diocese.

There are 75 Church schools and colleges in the Diocese: 54 maintained primary, 9 maintained secondary, 9 independent, 2 residential special and 1 sixth form college.  Their work is supported by the Diocesan Department for Schools and Colleges.

The Diocese was legally established as a charity on 6 May 1934 under the title Clifton Catholic Diocesan Trustees Registered.  Our charity number is 233977.  The administrative offices are based in Bristol. 

The address is: Alexander House, 160 Pennywell Road, Bristol BS5 0TX

The contact number is: 0117 902 5593 

The Diocesan website is

The Diocese of Gloucester is one of the 44 dioceses of the Church of England covering almost the entire county of Gloucester and parts of Worcestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire. Divided into two Archdeaconries, the Diocese serves 327 parishes and 390 churches. The Diocese is led by the Venerable Rachel Treweek, the 41st Bishop of Gloucester.

The Children & Young People's Department takes responsibility for championing an educational service that encourages Christian faith within schools, communities and parishes. To this end, the department's services are delivered through a network of schools and children and youth groups distributed across the Diocese. In total, this amounts to some 116 primary schools, 2 secondary schools, approximately 50 children and youth groups. As well as aided, controlled and foundation schools there are also five affiliated community secondary schools and a growing network of chaplaincies in higher and further education institutions.

The Diocese address is: Church House, College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LY

The contact number is: 01452 410022

The Diocesan website is: