Missio and the Mill Hill Missionaries are very excited to share a series of special Mission Masses in each one of the new Pastoral Areas of the Clifton Diocese in 2024.

Last year delegates from parishes across Clifton Diocese came together to ‘encourage one another to and build each other up (1 Thess 5.11)’, as they discerned how the nine new Pastoral Areas would best work and bring the faithful closer to each other and to God.

We are delighted to be able to take part in that journey, by holding special Mission Masses in each Pastoral area throughout 2024.

Bringing our hearts for our global family

Father Gary Brassington, Diocesan Director for Missio in Clifton, invites all Missio volunteers, supporters, and the wider Diocesan community to come together in prayer for our global Church.

Brother Eddie Slavinski MHM will be joining Fr Gary to share his own experience as a missionary. He’ll be encouraging support for the work of Missio and the Mill Hill Missionaries through prayer, solidarity, and donations to the Red Box.

Our Mission Masses

Coming together to share faith and love with each other and our wider Church family is such a vital and beautiful part of our life as a Church. Our Mission Masses are designed to fling wide the Church doors and invite in the world as our sisters and brothers. In this way, we keep the Church a vibrant, strong and inclusive environment, and spread the Good News of the Gospel to all people through our prayers and support for missionaries and the communities they serve.

‘I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord”.’

– Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium I.3


Dates for your diary

All are welcome to attend the following Masses:

  • Tuesday 21 May – Sacred Heart, High Street, Royal Wootton Bassett SN4 7AH
  • Wednesday 22 May – St Bonaventure’s Church, Egerton Road, Bishopston BS7 8HP
  • Wednesday 5 June – St Peter’s Church, London Road, Gloucester GL1 3EX
  • Thursday 20 June – St Gregory’s Church, St Gregory’s Ave, Salisbury SP2 7JP
  • Friday 21 June – Sacred Heart Church, Moorend Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 9AU
  • Wednesday 26 June – St Mary’s Church, Julian Road, Bath BA1 2SF
  • Wednesday 4 September – St Mary’s Church, Magdalene St,  Glastonbury BA6 9EJ
  • Thursday 5 September – St George’s, Billet Street, Taunton TA1 3NG
  • Friday 13 September – St Bernadette’s, Wells Rd, Whitchurch,  Bristol BS14 9HU

 Each Mass begins at 7pm and will be followed by refreshments.

For more information, email: redbox@missio.org.uk

More Mission Masses across England and Wales

Our Mission Masses are open to everyone, regardless of where they’re based. As well as this special series of Masses in Clifton Diocese, Missio holds Mission Masses in every diocese of England and Wales. To find one closer to home, visit our Masses and Events page here>>