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


The Vatican and its Galloway connection

What is going on in the Diocese of Galloway?


Find out more about the life of our diocesan family here.  

If you have any news or contributions that the Galloway Diocese News would be interested in contact the editor - David Kiltie.

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.

We would welcome your suggestions and comments about the  website.  

You can contact us by email, phone or using the contact form.

Bishop Writes Events Diary


Galloway Podcasts recorded a series about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.  The podcasts were written and read by members of St Mary's parish in Irvine.

Focus on St Andrew's Deanery


St Andrew's deanery stretches from Stranraer in the west to Lockerbie in the east and north to Moffat and includes the Isle of Whithorn, where you can find St Ninian's Cave.  This is the Dumfries and Galloway council area.


Visit some of the parish websites here:


Dumfries - St Andrew's with Fr David Borland 


Dumfries - St Teresa's with Fr Jim Hayes  


Kirkcudbright - St Andrew's & St Cuthbert's with

Fr William McFadden  


Stranraer - St Joseph's with Fr Neil O'Donnell

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

Year of Mercy

60th Anniversary -

Galloway Lourdes Hospitalite

Dinner Dance -

Friday 19th August in Kilmarnock


The 60th Anniversary dinner dance will be at St Joseph's Parish Hall - further details and tickets (£15) from Myriame Sammons - 01294 469006

Holy Doors challenge success!

Ayr door Holy Doors Gifts of the Holy Spirit GDN201606 60th Ann Poster

Download a poster  to display here - pdf

Galloway Music Network - Workshop

Music Network

There will be a music workshop on Saturday 24th September at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Onthank. More details and the latest newsletter are available on the Music Network pages.