Galloway Diocese

The Roman Catholic diocese of Galloway serves God's people in North, South and East Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.

The vision and mission of the Catholic Church in Galloway is that of the Catholic Church Universal: to be a sign and instrument of communion with God, and of unity among all people.

The Bishop Writes

Parish Mass Times Diocesan Offices

A full list of Parish Mass times is available here to help you.


The diocesan offices are listed here if you are looking for more information about who does what in the diocese.


Diary of diocesan events.

The Bishop Events Diary ASIP1000695

Fr William McFadden has some resources on his website for the Year of Mercy - you can still see them here:

Year of Mercy spred


Supporting, encouraging and enabling the spiritual and personal development of people with special needs

Find out more about SPRED at

Bishop Nolan writes regularly for the Galloway Diocese News - read these thoughts and other pieces on this web site.

Annual Report and Accounts 2015


The Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ending 31 December 2015 have now been formally audited and lodged with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).  This now available for download.

Report GDN Advent 2016 cover Letter

World Day of Prayer for Peace - 2017

Bishop Nolan is President of the Justice & Peace Commission in Scotland.  On January 1st the Letter for the World Day of Prayer for Peace 2017 was published.

Pilgrimage to Rome - September 2017


Diocesan Pilgrimage lead by Bishop Nolan - More Details here

Download your electronic copy of the Galloway Diocese News in pdf format from this website - here

Galloway Music Network

The next Music Workshop is on 25th February and workshops will look at 'Choosing Hymns for Mass', 'Music for Lent' and 'Use of technology'.

Full details and booking information here

GMN 2 St Peter's and Castello S Angelo March 1953