Clifton Diocese

Diocesan Prayer
God our Father,
open the horizons of our minds and hearts
so that we can see what hope your call holds for us.
Pour out the overflowing gifts of your Spirit
so that we, your Church,
may become a people of hope for our world.
We ask you this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.
Our Lady, Woman of Hope,
pray for us.
St Peter, Rock of Hope,
pray for us.
St Paul, Apostle of Hope,
pray for us.
Our Diocese

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is part of the Clifton Diocese and we work under the leadership of our Bishop, Bishop Declan Lang. 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 and 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.

We visit Clifton Cathedral in Bristol twice a year, for the commissioning of our new Chaplaincy Team members and as part of the Year 6 Leavers Mass in July.

We work closely with our partnership schools within the diocese so that regular training and high quality networking opportunities are in place for our staff.

For many years now, we have also worked closely with Louise White who is very much part of our school family. We are immensely thankful for her continued support and professional development opportunities to ensure that we provide our children with an outstanding RE curriculum, as well as developing their own prayer lives within school.

Below is a link to our most recent Diocesan Report (2016).