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 4th November 2018, 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)

Latest posts

Lectionary commentary: seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

The ongoing series of commentary on the Mass readings for Sundays and Solemnities, during the Year of the Word, from the pen of Fr. J. O'Hanlon.

On the parish of S. Hugh's, Borrowash

A potted history of the parish, based on the compiled history published by Canon A. Dolan.

Our Ladie's Nativitye

"For God, on Earth, she is the royall throne, the chosen cloth to make His mortall weede;"

Forty days for Life (February the 26th - April the 5th)

Protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilisation to pray and fast for an end to abortion!

Lectionary commentary: sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, year A

The ongoing series of commentaries on the Mass readings of Sunday and Solemnities, from the pen of Fr. Joseph O'Hanlon.
World homeless day
The God who Speaks
Saint John Henry Newman
Nottingham vocations
Watch the Cathedral sanctuary live

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

A Morning with Mary

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

One Way, Jesus - with LACY

Mass arranged for all young teenagers and young adults and families.

LACY Countryside Stations of the Cross

To take place on Sunday the 7th of April.


Twitter @NottsDiocese


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

  • Sister Rita Popple (+), of the Rosminian Sisters of Providence, of Loughborough
  • Sister Evelyn Sheridan (+), of the Sisters of S. Joseph of Peace, late of the Rearsby convent
  • The Reverend Canon Colin Taylor (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Sister Ellen McGrath (+), of the Sisters of Mercy of Derby
  • Sister Carmel Fitzpatrick (+), of the Sisters of Mercy of Derby
  • The Reverend Monsignor Joseph Phelan (+), priest of the Diocese


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