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

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.

The Bishop 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.


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

Year of Mercy

Holy Doors challenge success!

Ayr door Holy Doors Gifts of the Holy Spirit GDN201606

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.


SPRED Commissioning Mass

Thursday 1st September at 7.30pm in

St. Margaret's Cathedral, Ayr. All welcome.

Find out more about SPRED at

Annual diocesan pilgrimage to

St Ninian's Cave - Whithorn

Sunday 28th August

Mass at the Cave at 4.00pm

In the church at Whithorn at 4.45pm


May I thank everyone for their concern and prayers after my recent heart attack. Could I ask you to pass on my thanks to the many people in the Diocese who have been praying for me. The prayers have been working, since I am feeling fine.


I am very grateful to the NHS and the healthcare professionals who ensured speedy treatment. I was taken straight to Hairmyres hospital where a team was waiting for me and immediately put a stent in the artery that had narrowed. Since then I have had no pain and I expect to make a full recovery. I was shown a before and after picture of the now unblocked artery - and if it took 60 plus years for that artery to become blocked, I am hopeful it will stay unblocked for another 60.


The rehab nurse will see me again in hospital in six week's time. She does not want me to do much till then. I am following orders, taking it easy and gradually increasing my activity day by day. In the meantime I will stay in Motherwell to recuperate.


I am sorry that I will miss the pilgrimage to Whithorn and other celebrations over the next few weeks, but I look forward to being back in the Diocese, fully fit, asap.