"You are my hiding-place..." - Psalm 31: 7

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

LIGHT for THE WORLD: a series of talks arranged by the Oxford Carmelites

"featuring six exceptional Carmelites – Francisco Palau, Hermann Cohen, Père Jacques de Jésus, Titus Brandsma, Marie-Eugène and Raphael Kalinowski – who lived at a time of much political and social strife yet witnessed to the spirit of true Carmelite humanism. This series will explore their courage and Gospel fidelity."

Aid to the Church in Need Virtual Lenten Sunday Lunch

"This virtual lunch will be raising money for a project in Lebanon called the St John The Merciful Table. This fantastic initiative that serves daily meals to over 1,000 Christians in and around the city of Zahle. Many of these families are refugees from Syria or local people who have lost their livelihoods because of the national financial crisis or the pandemic."

JOB ALERT: Diocesan Senior Safeguarding Coordinator

This is a classified item pertaining to a job opening in the Diocesan curial offices.

Nottingham 40 Days For Life 2021

"During Lent from 17th February to 28th March, people in our Diocese are invited to pray and fast for an end to abortion. We planned to return to Stapleford but are currently prevented from doing so by lockdown (although the abortion clinic continues to see women). So, we plan to start our 2021 campaign online."
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

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…

One Way, Jesus - with LACY

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


Twitter @NottsDiocese


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

  • Sister Assumpta Mulroe PBVM (+), of the community of the Presentation Sisters at Matlock
  • Reverend Peter Brogan (+), deacon of the Diocese
  • Brother Paul Greaves OCSO (+), of the community of Mount S. Bernard Abbey
  • Sister Bonaventure Fleming FSM (+), of the community of the Franciscans Minoress of Clay Cross
  • Sister M. Ursula O'Keeffe (+), of the community of the Rosminian Sisters of Providence of Loughborough
  • The Reverend Father Michael Horrax (+), 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