Welcome to The Diocese of Nottingham

Our Diocese is a very large diverse area covering Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and most of Nottinghamshire with rural, coastal and inner city areas. Bishop Patrick, in his homily, stated that there is potential in our diocese to become more outward-looking and missionary in its sense of purpose and direction. This is achievable by having a strong spiritual foundation which will be firmly in place over the next few years. The three themes which we are using are:




The Gospel joy which enlivens the community of disciples is a missionary joy. (EG21)

The joy of the Gospel is for all people: no one can be excluded. (EG23)


During this time of self-isolation and social distancing, many parishes are keeping in touch by live-streaming their Masses or producing Youtube videos.

Bishop Patrick McKinney streams Masses from his private chapel in Bishop's House.

Mass Sunday at 10 am, for mid-week Mass times check Sunday Mass stream

For those with no internet access, an audio Sunday Mass is available at 10 am. For the telephone number see here.




Watch the Cathedral sanctuary live

Latest posts

Returning, Recovering, Renewing

Guidance for Parishes as Lockdown Eases

The Bishop at S. Mary's primary school, Derby

"Bishop Patrick McKinney visited St Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby, on Tuesday April 27th, to bless the school’s new temporary home, along with parish priests from St Mary’s Church."

'The blood of the martyrs inspires us to give our lives to Christ,' says Bishop Patrick

Bishop Patrick remembered the martyrdom of St Robert Lawrence and St John Houghton during a Mass on Sunday May 2nd

Pray for India, Bishop urges

Bishop Patrick McKinney has released a statement on the growing crisis in India

'When we celebrate Mass we are never alone' says Bishop Patrick

Full text of Bishop Patrick's homily during the Chrism Mass on Wednesday
The God who Speaks
Saint John Henry Newman

His Holiness Pope Francis, 266th in the line of the Apostle S. Peter.


Find a Parish

Search here for your nearest parish church and associated details.


Find a School

Search here to find the various schools located in the Diocese.

Youth events

Madeleine Strezynski interviews Naomi Roberts

Madeleine Strezynski, Director of Communications, interviews Naomi Roberts who has recently been…

A Moment with Mary

"Spending time with Mary in the month of the Holy Rosary, with Fr. Simon Gillespie and LACY."

The Big Schools Get-together

"Register your team and the school your representing here! It doesn't matter if your home schooling,…

A Morning with Mary

"This special Fatima event is being organised by the World Apostolate of Fatima in England and…


Twitter @NottsDiocese


Of your charity, please pray for the peaceful repose of the following members of our Diocese, recently deceased:

  • Sister Mary O'Riordan PBVM (+), of the community of the Presentations Sisters at Matlock
  • Reverend Father Anthony Colebrook (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Reverend Canon Owen O'Neill (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Reverend Father James Earley (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Sister Francesca Hohmann PCC (+), of the community of the Poor Clares Colettine, Bulwell


Saints of God, come to their aid!
Come to meet them, angels of the Lord!
Receive their souls and present them to God the Most High.


“Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge. We know that Moses set up three cities of refuge for anyone who inadvertently killed his neighbour. Now the Lord has established a refuge of mercy, Mary, even for those who deliberately commit evil. Mary provides shelter and strength for the sinner.” - S. Anthony of Padua