Swindon Catholic Deanery



Our website brings together the resources of the Swindon Catholic Deanery and provides information about Deanery-wide activities.  Most of the parishes and schools within the deanery have excellent websites of their own, and you will find links to them in these pages.

Recently released!

The Swindon Deanery Justice & Peace Group's July-Sept 2016 Newsletter is now out, featuring brief articles on a BBQ for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, helping victims of Human Trafficking via The Medaille Trust, and helping build a school in India.  Click here to see the one page newsletter.

Upcoming events:

Christians Against Poverty

Come to a free breakfast on Thursday 10th November to find out  about the different services that Christians Against Poverty provide. These powerful tools enable congregations to reach out to the community with the compassion of Christ and the gospel. If you’re interested, email Nick Smith at

Ordination of Deacons

BISHOP DECLAN is to ordain three men - Paul Dekkers (Forest of Dean), Elias Fernandes (St Mary's, Swindon), and David Hebbes (St Peter's, Gloucester) - to the permanent diaconate in the Cathedral on Saturday 12 November at 11am. You are warmly invited to join the bishop in this celebration. Also, Bishop Declan will be celebrating Mass at 6pm on Sunday 13 November and will close the Year of Mercy Holy Door of the Cathedral during that celebration. All welcome. 

Talk for Year of Mercy

YEAR OF MERCY: Three distinguished speakers will unfold in conversation the mercy of God held at the centre of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Archbishop Kevin McDonald, Rabbi Natan Levy and Professor Sajjad Rizvi will come together in the Apostle Room of Clifton Cathedral on Wednesday 16 November at 7.15 pm. This will be 'chaired' by Professor Gavin D'Costa. The evening will begin at 7.15pm and refreshments will be available from 6.30pm.  All are most welcome.

White Rabbit

A Christian play about two world-weary adults who discover what it means to dream and believe again.  RISE Theatre’s new national tour brings them to Holy Rood Church in Swindon on Friday 18th November from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm.  Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) from, from Robert Barrett in our parish, or buy them on the door on the night.