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.


Click on the above image to visit our Synod page.

Watch the Cathedral sanctuary live

Latest posts

Peace Sunday 2022

Theme of Pope Francis’ World Peace Day: Education, work and dialogue between generations: tools for building lasting peace.

How to support sea farers this Christmas

Many seafarers will not see their families at all over the festive period

Full statement from the bishops of England and Wales on the importance of honouring Sunday

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales has said that the Eucharist is a gift

National novena for the rejection of 'assisted dying'

The Catholic Bishops' Conference has requested that Catholics pray a novena, in honour of St John Paul II, that Parliament will reject the latest attempt to legalise 'assisted dying'

Fr David Palmer is appointed chaplain of Nottingham University

Following discussions with the university it has been decided that Fr Palmer will be allowed to participate fully as the university's chaplain
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

Faith Communication in the Digital World Programme

Madeleine interviews Naomi Roberts, who recently visited the Vatican as part of her involvement in…

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,…


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

  • Reverend Father Isidore Clarke OP (+), of the community of the Dominican Fathers at the Holy Cross, Leicester.
  • Reverend Father Patrick O'Doherty (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Reverend Father Hugh Doherty (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Reverend Father John Cairns (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Sister Francis Martin FSM (+), of the Franciscan Minoress community in Melton Mowbray
  • Sister Margaret Mary Herlihy PBVM (+), of the community of the Presentation Sisters at Matlock


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