Welcome to the Clifton Diocese Music Service.
The Music Service is based at Clifton Roman Catholic Cathedral in Bristol, where we provide a wide range of music for Masses and other celebrations at the Cathedral, both as a part of parish life and as a part of the wider diocese.
Dates in 2017
A big thank you to all those who have taken part in Diocesan celebrations during 2016, and especially to those who braved the wind, rain and sun at Glastonbury in July. Despite the conditions, the music was much appreciated by everyone there.
Here are some more Diocesan event currently planned for 2017:
- 21st January: Be a Better Singer! A day course in Frome, with singing workshops and masterclasses for all standards and requirements. Pick up singing, leading, repertoire and other hints and tips from experts including Clifton Cathedral's Martin Le Poidevin. Click here for details.
- 11th February: Marriage Mass in Clifton Cathedral, 12 noon, at which the Diocesan Choir will be helping to lead the music
- 4th March: Rite of Election in Clifton Cathedral. The Diocesan Choir will be helping to lead the music
- 12th April: Chrism Mass in Clifton Cathedral, led by the Diocesan Choir. Bishop Declan blesses the oils for the year's use in parishes. There will be rehearsals before the day for this Mass.
For more details about the Diocesan Choir, which meets at various times throughout the year, please visit the Diocesan Choir page.
Whether you are from the parish of Clifton, the diocese of Clifton or from elsewhere, you are welcome to browse our site where you will find details of our musicians, the music we create as part of the liturgy, and much more.
To listen to and subscribe to our Jerusalem Award Winning podcasts, with music by Richard Jeffrey-Gray, visit www.cliftondiocese.com/let-us-pod.
We came out the winner - against 10 others, including traditional broadcasters such as the BBC - in the new media category.
We have a dynamic music team here at Clifton, who are active outside the Church in music to bring a fresh approach to music in the liturgy. Our team also compose and arrange music for the liturgy in differing styles, so we can truly say that the music we provide is from plainsong to music on which the ink is still wet. Our mission is to bring ourselves and the people we meet closer to God through our music, meeting them where they are in their journey in faith, in their understanding of what music can do for them and with them in the spirit of what we sing for and with them. Although we do do other things too - see www.hoxa.net we sang at the last ever flight of Concorde!