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 Church in China - Advent 2015

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.

The McLellan Commission has conducted an external review of all current safeguarding policies, protocols and practices in the Catholic Church in Scotland and reviewed the suitability and robustness of the procedures in place to protect vulnerable children and adults.  It was set up by The Bishop's Conference of Scotland and was annoounced on 24th November 2013, with work beginning in 2014.


The Commission has now published its report on their website where it can be viewed and downloaded.



We would welcome your suggestions and comments about the new website.


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

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A Prayer for Peace


Written by a primary 7 pupil at Sacred Heart Primary School in Girvan.


View it here

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Scottish Bishop's action plan - November 2015

(in response to the McLellan Commission report)


A new action plan detailing how the church will overhaul its safeguarding structure for dealing with allegations of abuse is available here.  It was published by the Bishop's Conference of Scotland on Sunday 22nd November 2015 on their website at

Holy Door Decree

Praised be Jesus Christ, our Merciful Saviour, the face of the Father's Mercy!


Download a pdf copy of Bishop Nolan's decree here