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Diocese of Clifton

Dioecesis Cliftoniensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Declan Ronan Lang, Bishop

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Elevated: 29 September 1850
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Birmingham
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: England
  • Region: Great Britain
  • Square Kilometers: 10,916 (4,216 Square Miles)
  • Description: Comprising: Counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire and the Greater Bristol Area.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.cliftondiocese.com/
  • Mailing Address: Alexander House, 160 Pennywell Road, Bristol BS5 0TX, England, Great Britian
  • Telephone: (0117)902.5591
  • Fax: 902.5520

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Western District
30 January 1688ErectedVicariate Apostolic of England (and Wales) Vicariate Apostolic of Western District (erected)
1840Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of Western District Vicariate Apostolic of Wales District (erected)
29 September 1850ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Western District Diocese of Plymouth (erected)
Diocese of Clifton
29 September 1850ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Western District Diocese of Clifton

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Clifton
195052,2601,564,0343.3%10513524021718576385ap1951
1969101,5782,353,0004.3%12115427536919473393ap1971
1980111,3802,307,0004.8%1271172444568167585102ap1981
1990125,7452,501,2005.0%13010623653219131384107ap1991
1999125,7402,566,4074.9%134702046163181288107ap2000
2000134,0261,958,6876.8%145722176173584269107ap2001
2001136,2901,958,6877.0%140722126423584274107ap2002
2002140,7591,978,2757.1%128711997073581269107ap2003
2003133,9441,956,1666.8%128711996733681265107ap2004
2013199,9002,137,0009.4%98481461,3695454107107ap2014

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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