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

An introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

As part of the Year of the Word project, the Rev. Fr. Joseph O'Hanlon has generously agreed to make available his commentaries on the Gospel of Matthew during the course of the year, beginning with the first Sunday of Advent. In preparation, he here presents his introduction to the Gospel of Matthew.

Love and Mercy: Faustina

ODEON: "...a docudrama on Divine Mercy and the mission of Sr. Faustina Kowalska, [which] reveals previously unknown facts and recently disclosed documents that shed new light on the truth of the Divine Mercy message." This film which will be shown on Monday the 18th of November at the Mansfield, Leicester and Lincoln Odeon. More info: http://loveandmercyfilm.co.uk/tickets/.

On the Mass offered by Bishop Patrick McKinney at the University of Nottingham, to Celebrate the Canonisation of S. John Henry Newman

Mr. Christopher Howitt describes the Bishop's visit to the University on the day Cardinal Newman was canonised by the Holy Father in Rome.

Martyrs of the Royal English College of S. Alban, Valladolid

A summary of the College celebrations of the august feast day of the Martyrs.

Eastern Christian spirituality evening

In the Catholic Church of England and Wales, we have the good fortune of large communities of Catholics from Eastern and Oriental churches, with whom Latin Catholics mix on a regular basis. The Syro-Malabar Catholic church, one of these, has planned an evening to share her own spirituality with the larger Catholic community.
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.


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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.


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

  • The Reverend Mister James Baxter (+), deacon of the Diocese
  • Sister Mary Herbert OSC (+), one time member of the Newry Poor Clares and former resident at the Cathedral
  • The Reverend Father Neil McLaughlin (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Sister Dolores Whyte PBVM (+), of the community in Matlock
  • Sister Christianne Champalbert CRSF (+), of the community of S. Francis' House, Nottingham
  • The Reverend Mister John Parker (+), deacon of the Diocese
  • The Reverend Father Fabian Radcliffe OP (+), of the community at Holy Cross, Leicester
  • Sister Dolores Murphy PBVM (+), of the Sisters' Care Centre in Matlock
  • The Reverend Mister Ray Faghy (+), deacon of the Diocese
  • The Reverend Mister Bernard Croft (+), deacon of the Diocese
  • Sister Eucharia FSM (+), long-time staff member at S. Hugh's College, Tollerton
  • The Reverend Father Thomas Breslin (+), 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