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. This week: Monday 9 am Mass,

Thursday 9 am Mass, Saturday 9 am Mass, Sunday 10 am Mass

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

NEWS UPDATE: All churches are to be closed, as of the 24th of March, 2020

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NEWS ALERT: Public Masses temporarily to cease from the evening of Friday, the 20th of March, 2020

Masses will continue in the churches. Masses however will remain private and there will be no service of Holy Communion at Mass. Please view the following message from His Eminence Cardinal Vincent of Westminster, concerning the closing of the churches.

Watch the Cathedral sanctuary live

Latest posts

Lectionary commentary: Trinity Sunday

The ongoing series of commentaries on the readings at Mass for Sundays and Solemnities, from the pen of Father Joseph O'Hanlon.

JOB VACANCY - Community coordinator for the Catholic parishes of East Nottingham

"This is a full-time position and the person appointed will lead and coordinate the pastoral and administrative work of the parishes."

Lectionary commentary: Pentecost Sunday

The ongoing series of commentaries on the readings at Mass on Sundays and Solemnities, through the kindness of Father Joseph O'Hanlon.

Lectionary commentary: seventh Sunday of Easter, year A

The ongoing series of commentaries on the readings at Mass on Sundays and Solemnities, courtesy of Father Joseph O'Hanlon.

Pentecost Sunday National Rosary Rally

This is an event that is meant to take place within homes, as it is yet unwise to congregate in large numbers on account of the national health bulletins.
World homeless day
The God who Speaks
Saint John Henry Newman
Nottingham vocations

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

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.

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 Breege Leddy (+), of the community of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace
  • The Reverend Father Richard Adam OCSO (+), priest of the community of Mount Saint Bernard abbey
  • The Reverend Father Joseph McGovern (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Sister Mary Gonzalvo OP (+), of the community of the Dominican Sisters at Leicester
  • The Reverend Father Stephan Foster (+), 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