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from Clifton Cathedral

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 9:30-37
Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me

Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been put to death he will rise again.’ But they did not understand what he said and were afraid to ask him.
  They came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them, ‘What were you arguing about on the road?’ They said nothing because they had been arguing which of them was the greatest. So he sat down, called the Twelve to him and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.’ He then took a little child, set him in front of them, put his arms round him, and said to them, ‘Anyone who welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me; and anyone who welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.’

Mass Intentions

Daily Mass in the Cathedral
Monday-Saturday at 9.30am
Sunday Masses 9.30am, 11.15am and 6pm
Confession Saturday after 9.30 Mass, for other times speak to a priest or Cathedral House 0117 973 8411

Sunday 19th September
Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
People of the Parish

Monday 20th  September
Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang companions and Martyrs
Edilamar Schwarzacher RIP

Tuesday 21st  September
Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist
Private Intention

Wednesday 22nd  September
Weekday in Ordinary Time
James Edgar, Mary Beach and their son Samuel RIP

Thursday 23rd  September
Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
Philippe Crump

Friday 24th September
No 9.30am Mass this morning due to Michael Daniel’s Funeral at 10.30am
Memorial of Our Lady of Walsingham
Michael Daniel RIP

Saturday 25th September
Moyna Owens RIP
Private Intention

Sunday 26th  September
Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
People of the Parish

Every Mass is a public official act, even though it might be offered without elaborate ceremonial. Strictly speaking, a “private Mass” in the sense of a private affair is impossible. The entire Church together offers the sacrifice with and through the priest.

Mass Intentions for other days can be requested either by sending an email to or ring 0117 973 8411 Monday-Friday 9am-1pm. Please note that Cathedral House continues to be closed.


Please pray for the sick of our parish and for all who are unwell: Andy Dawes, Malcolm and Jane Cooper, Michael Palmer, Sister Marika Rebicsek, Peter Wood, Edmund Richardson, Gabriele Green, Ann Fletcher, William Gregory, Eliza James, Ken Wright, Adam Walker, Allan Liversedge, Dinah McAlees, Steve Bell, Mary Burke, Trevor Williamson, Jo Catton, Kate Painter, Barbara Freeman, Ian Venters, Annabelle Cervantes, Patricia Sheppard, David Bull, Nic Dunn, Desmond and Valerie Anglin, Carol Chadwick and Chris Chadwick, Mario Toffolo, Margaret O’Higgins, Sue Wright, Marion Ramos, Margaret Meech, Jackson Lewis, Margaret Webster.

And for all those whose anniversaries occur around this time: Sr Mary Hickey SMG, Linda Buckner, Madeline Dowling, Anthony White, Nellie Melling, Mary Julie Gorzkiewicz, Travers Cousins, Veronica Whaits, Therese Maingard, Harold Hawkins, William Jones, Patrick Thomas Kelly, Nora Findley, John Duggan, Gennie Tarlton, Evelyn Hallett, Joan Shipton. Deacon Dennis Sutton, Anthony Gaughan, Caroline Williams, Louise McGarvey.

Mike Daniel RIP
Mike faithfully served with good humour. He was uncomplainingly there every day to unlock and lock for people he didn’t know, to come and pray and be with us. As part of the serving team he had the essential skill of being unobtrusive. A gentle, gentleman.
Mike’s funeral will be on Friday 24th September at 10.30am in the Cathedral.


A number of parishioners have asked how they can continue to support the Cathedral financially whilst unable to attend Mass. The donation ‘button’ that has been added to the homepage of this website enables donations to be made using credit and debit cards and via PayPal. Cheques can be posted to: Clifton Cathedral House, Clifton Park, BS8 3BX. Any parishioners wishing to set up a standing order or make a payment directly to Clifton Cathedral are asked to e-mail

Administrative Support Assistant
Ss Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Cathedral Clifton BS8 3BX

We are seeking an experienced Administrative Support Assistant to join the team at Clifton Cathedral.
The successful candidate will have experience in online bookkeeping, with a professional approach and interpersonal skills as part of an active team.
This is a part-time role of 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.45am-12.45pm. Some flexibility is available, with room to discuss alternatives for the right candidate.
For more information and an application form, please email

Singing opportunities at Clifton

We are pleased to invite applications for new choir members in all voice parts. Scholarship and Exhibitioner positions available.

Download more information and contact details here:
Scholars ad

Clifton Cathedral Junior Choir

Membership of the choir offers children the opportunity to develop their musical and vocal skills, particularly sight-singing, and to make new friends with similar interests whilst having fun and performing a wide choral repertoire to a high standard.

More information (pdf)

Contact Junior Choir Director Stephen Bryant here

Midnight Mass

If you missed Midnight Mass from Clifton Cathedral or would like to watch again, it is avaialble on BBC iPlayer. Click on the image below for more.

Download the order of service here.
Midnight mass OoS pdf




Celebrating Marriage
Saturday 2nd October

New Bishop’s Video for School Governors

The Bishop wishes to recruit new candidates to join the governing bodies, to help grow and sustain Catholic education in the Diocese for current and future generations, and so a new promotional video has been produced where the Bishop and current governors and Headteachers talk about the importance and value of school governors.

Please watch the video to discover some of what being a school governor is about and if you would like to apply to be a governor, please complete our online application form. or contact Bill McEntee, Governance Officer via for more information

Good News to Share – Open Doors 2021

Something over 300 people attended the Cathedral on Bristol Open Doors Day last Saturday. Most were young people, maybe entering the Cathedral for the first time. Welcomed by volunteer guides, and with recitals provided by the Cathedral Organists and Cathedral Choir during the day. A special word of thanks to all those who helped throughout the day.

Our ‘raw concrete’ Cathedral designed and built according to the requirements of the Second Vatican Council speaks in a special way to many today, judging by the positive comments made by many of the visitors. To book a group guided tour please contact the Administrator


Catechists Day

Saturday 25 September the Department for Adult Education and Evangelisation are looking to draw together catechists from around our diocese, as well as those involved in parish formation and evangelisation, as a way of offering an opportunity for conversation and formation, focusing on family catechesis. David Wells and Ingrid La Trobe will help us to reflect on the role of parents in catechesis and give catechists the confidence to enable them to be the first teachers of their children’s faith.

The day will take place at St. John the Baptist parish centre, Trowbridge, and will start at 11am and finish around 4pm. Refreshments will be provided from 10.30am, we ask for catechists to bring a packed lunch. Numbers will be limited for the day so please register early at

Dare to Dream 2021

We continue our journey this Autumn as we ‘Dare to Dream’ the future of our Diocese. You can follow the sessions from the Diocesan website.

CAFOD responding to multiple emergencies across the world

CAFOD is responding to significant crises across the world this week. We are working with local Church organisations in Haiti to deliver emergency aid to people affected by the catastrophic earthquake and tropical storm.

In the tragic situation in Afghanistan, we are working to ensure the safety of our local partners and their communities. We are supporting local aid workers to deliver urgent food and water supplies to hundreds of thousands of people facing extreme hunger in Tigray in Ethiopia, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria.

You can read more about how we can all express solidarity with our sisters and brothers affected by these emergencies on the CAFOD website: Your compassion, generosity and prayers have helped us to stand together and enable us to continue to support communities in these difficult times. Thank you.

Thank you for your solidarity, your prayers and your support for CAFOD’s work across the world. We share this prayer with you in this time of crisis.

Loving Lord,
For those who have died, give them eternal rest. For those who are bereaved, comfort and console them. For those who are hurt, heal and strengthen them.
Lord God, enable us to help our suffering brothers and sisters in whatever way we can.
Heavenly Father, be with us now and always.

The people of Haiti urgently need our help

Following the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, around half a million children need emergency humanitarian assistance.

Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and there is widespread fear of further damage and danger as aftershocks continue. People are in urgent need of food, safe water, and shelter.

Mary’s Meals has been feeding schoolchildren in Haiti for 15 years and works closely with four well-established and trusted local partners across the country. Many communities were already vulnerable as the Caribbean nation continued to grapple with ongoing political unrest and the long-term damage created by previous natural disasters, so this latest catastrophe has left hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need.

Please give if you can, to help families in desperate hardship.

Donate Now


Bristol North West Foodbank Cookery Course

Bristol North West Foodbank are running their next cookery course on the 2nd November 2021 ‘Eat Well’, Spend Less Cookery Course.
The course teaches basic food hygiene, knife skills, managing your food budget, recycling skills, preparing a menu and gives each course participant the opportunity to cook 2 food items each week that they can take home. These include things like homemade pizza’s, porridge, cereal bars, omelettes etc.

We’ve found that many who attend find it a place to make new friends and grow in confidence as well as many report reducing their food costs as they start to cook from scratch.
For further information contact Emma Murray t: 0117 9235343

Climate Change petition

Climate Liturgy

Clifton Refugee Sponsorship Scheme

The Clifton Refugee Sponsorship Scheme (CRSS), is seeking your help in finding rented accommodation for a Syrian family of parents and two secondary school age boys.

Their present home, a two bedroom first floor flat, is proving to be inadequate as the boys grow up, and they now need a larger home with immediate effect but no later than 17th November 2021 when their current tenancy expires.

Ideally the family would like a 3 bedroom ground floor flat (or house) with access to a small garden within commuting distance of Bristol Free School, BS10 6NJ, but any property outside this area would be considered even if it means a change of school.

Please contact Chris Brennan if you know of suitable accommodation. Tel 07768488629

LOV Verbum Dei

The LOV Verbum Dei Ministry is very excited to explore the Gospel of John and Matthew with a 4-Part Series on the Word of God starting on Tuesday 31st August. One episode will be released on their YouTube channel on Tuesdays and Fridays over two weeks for all of us to immerse in a unique way into particular passages of the gospel. Please use the below link to watch the episodes and to slowly and attentively sink into the Word of God that lies behind the ‘words’ of the Scriptures. You can also listen each episode on the followings audio platforms (Spotify, Anchor, Google Podcast-simply search for “LOV Verbum Dei” where you can access all their audio resources). Please share it with whoever you think might benefit from it.

Link to the episodes – YouTube

English Language Centre Accommodation