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

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.

The Bishop Events Diary ASIP1000695

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

Year of Mercy

Galloway Music Network

Music Network spred


Supporting, encouraging and enabling the spiritual and personal development of people with special needs

Find out more about SPRED at

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

David Borland has been appointed Administrator of St Margaret's Cathedral and parish priest of St Paul's, Ayr and St Francis Xavier's, Waterside. (see here for new mass times)

Gerald Donnelly has been appointed parish priest of St Andrew's, Dumfries and St Columba's, Annan.

These changes take effect from 1st October.


Stephen Latham has been appointed parish priest of St Quivox, Prestwick, and St Ann's, Mossblown;

Stephen McGrattan has been appointed parish priest of St Joseph's, Kilmarnock, and St Michael's, Kilmarnock;

Philip Kitchen has been appointed parish priest of St John's, Cumnock, Our Lady and St Patrick's, Auchinleck, and St Thomas', Muirkirk;

Bill Corbett has been appointed to work with David Borland in St Margaret's, St Paul's, and St Francis Xavier's, and to minister in Ayr Hospital as well as Crosshouse Hospital.

These changes will take effect from 25th October.


Duncan McVicar (Schoenstatt Father originally from the diocese) has been appointed Administrator of St John Ogilvie's, Bourtreehill, Irvine.

Bishop Nolan has made the following clergy appointments:

The Feast of St Ninian - September 16th

St Ninian of Galloway

Annual Report and Accounts 2015


The Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ending 31 December 2015 have now been formally audited and lodged with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).  This now available for download.

Report GDN Advent 2016 cover