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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.

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 most recent book by Emeritus Bishop Maurice Taylor.  It is for anyone interested in spending more time with the weekly gospel reading.  Available (£10 inc p&p) from

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Visit of the Independant Review Group to the Diocese of Galloway


"A Conversation about Safeguarding"


The Independant Review Group (IRG) invites you to an open meeting at St Matthew's Parish Hall, Kilmarnock on Saturday 14th September from 11.00am.  

Further details available here.

A Conversation about Safeguarding

Mary's Meals Parish Volunteers


Mary’s Meals is an international charity which provides a daily meal in a place of education for children in some of the world’s poorest communities.


If you share our vision & mission and would like a flexible volunteering opportunity that can directly contribute to reaching the next child waiting for Mary’s Meals, then this could be the role for you.


If you would like to join our grassroots global movement please contact: or call 0141-336-7094

Mary's Meals - more information