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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 -  who does what in the diocese.


Diary of diocesan events.



Safeguarding information.

The Bishop Events Diary

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

Annual Report and Accounts 2017


The Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ending 31 December 2017 have now been formally audited and lodged with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).  This now available for download.

Galloway Diocese News


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

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Weekday Thoughts on the Sunday Gospels


This is the latest book by Emeritus Bishop Maurice Taylor (published July 2017).  It is for anyone interested in spending more time with the weekly gospel reading.

Available (£10 inc p&p) from


Individual tickets are priced at £75. Please contact or call 0141 354 5555.


Saturday 10th November 2018

The Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SF

7.00pm for drinks reception - 7:30pm dinner is served

Dress: Black tie  -  Carriages at: 11.30pm  

SCIAF Charity Ball


Service of Commemoration and Peace

Bishop Nolan will lead a service to mark the end of World War One in the Cathedral on Sunday 11th November at 3pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.


The service will also be broadcast live on the RCAyr Facebook page.