The Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway exists to serve the People of God in North, South and East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. The vision and mission of the Catholic Church in Galloway is the same for the Catholic Church Universal: to be a sign and instrument of communion with God and of unity among all people.

Ordination - Video Feed


Bishop William Nolan is the new Bishop of Galloway. He was ordained on Saturday 14th February 2015 in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock. A video-link taken to the Kay Park Church across the road allowed more people to gather.


The Ordination Mass can be watched again on this web site. A full DVD of the Ordination is available now in parishes.

McLellan Commission Report

The McLellan Commission is conducting an external review of all current safeguarding policies, protocols and practices in the Catholic Church in Scotland and reviewing the suitability and robustness of the procedures in place to protect vulnerable children and adults.  It was set up by The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland and was announced on 24 November 2013, with work beginning in 2014.

The Commission has now published its report on their website where it can be viewed.  This link takes you to the commission website: www.mclellancommission.co.uk

Galloway Diocese News - Summer 2015 Edition

The latest edition of "The Galloway Diocese News" is available now in parishes and features much news, comment and reflection from around the Diocese as well as forthcoming pilgrimages and events from Rome and beyond. Please collect your copy in parishes or download the electronic (.pdf) version.

The Galloway Lourdes Hospitalite can be found on Facebook here.

Diocesan Website

The Galloway Music and Galloway Podcasts websites will soon be incorporated into the Diocesan website.  If you have arrived here expecting to find one of these sites the transition to the new format will take place in September.  If you require any further information please contact website@gallowaydiocese.org.uk.

Diocesan and Pastoral Office, Candida Casa, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2ST
Telephone: 01292 266750  Fax: 01292 289888 Email: administration@gallowaydiocese.org.uk

RC Diocese of Galloway - Charity number: SC010576