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

Advent with 40 Days for Life

"From the start of Advent on 29th November, until the end on Christmas eve, we are holding a campaign of PRAYER AND FASTING FOR AN END TO ABORTION, in our community, and in the world."

IEC vigil of prayer - Saturday, the 21st of November, 2020

Cardinal Peter Erdo of Budapest-Estergom has asked that all parishes have a Holy Hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday the 21st, the vigil of the Solemnity of Christ the King.

Statement on the Publication of the IICSA Report

Press release for immediate release, 10.11.20.

Lectionary commentary: thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary time

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

The Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality (Oxford): spirituality summit

"The summit will celebrate the life and legacy of Saint Teresa of Avila, an exceptional woman and the first female doctor of the Church. Participants will be inspired by her remarkable life, empowered to follow in her footsteps, and more."
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:

  • The Reverend Father Michael Horrax (+), priest of the Diocese
  • The Reverend Father Terence Fellows (+), priest of the Diocese
  • Sister Philippa Kohlbecker (+), of the community of the Sisters of Mercy
  • Sister Rita Wynn (+), of the community of the Sisters of Mercy
  • Sister Breege Leddy (+), of the community of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace


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