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 Vatican and its Galloway connection

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.

We would welcome your suggestions and comments about the  website.  

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

Bishop Writes 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.

Focus on St Andrew's Deanery


St Andrew's deanery stretches from Stranraer in the west to Lockerbie in the east and north to Moffat and includes the Isle of Whithorn, where you can find St Ninian's Cave.  This is the Dumfries and Galloway council area.


Visit some of the parish websites here:


Dumfries - St Andrew's with Fr David Borland 


Dumfries - St Teresa's with Fr Jim Hayes  


Kirkcudbright - St Andrew's & St Cuthbert's with

Fr William McFadden  


Stranraer - St Joseph's with Fr Neil O'Donnell

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

Year of Mercy

Scottish Committee for Interreligious Dialogue

Bishops' Conference of Scotland


The Committee for Interreligious Dialogue exists to make Catholics and others aware of the importance of interreligious dialogue within the life of the Church.


Visit their website here:

Holy Doors challenge success!


Eleven students at the School of Education at the University of Glasgow recently took time away from their exam preparation to heed Pope Francis' call to undertake a pilgrimage to a Holy Door. Not content with one door, they visited all eight Scottish cathedral Holy Doors in under 24 hours, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th April.

Ayr door Holy Doors Gifts of the Holy Spirit GDN201606