The Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway exists to serve the People of God in North, South and East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. The vision and mission of the Catholic Church in Galloway is the same for the Catholic Church Universal: to be a sign and instrument of communion with God and of unity among all people.

Ordination - Video Feed


Bishop William Nolan is the new Bishop of Galloway. He was ordained on Saturday 14th February 2015 in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock. A video-link taken to the Kay Park Church across the road allowed more people to gather.


The Ordination Mass can be watched again on this web site. A full DVD of the Ordination is available now in parishes.

Clergy Changes

Bishop Nolan has announced a number of clergy changes to take effect from 8th June. Please click on the "clergy changes" text below for full details. Please pray for all the parishes and priests involved.

Clergy Changes from 8th June '15

Galloway Diocese News - Summer 2015 Edition

The latest edition of "The Galloway Diocese News" is available now in parishes and features much news, comment and reflection from around the Diocese as well as forthcoming pilgrimages and events from Rome and beyond. Please collect your copy in parishes or download the electronic (.pdf) version.

Whithorn Youth Camp

An overnight “camp” sleeping on mattresses in the parish house in Whithorn.  Fun, friendship, sports, a camp fire and a chance to explore the history and spirituality of St Ninian including Mass at St Ninian’s Cave.  13th-14th July for 10-16 year olds.  Cost £20 including transport, meals and activities.  More details can be found at Galloway Catholic Youth on Facebook, the website www.gallowayyouth.org.uk, or speak to Father McGrattan (info@rccumnock.org.uk or 01290 421031).

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)


The parables about the Kingdom of God this Sunday teach us how, as Church, we can bring the Kingdom into being here and now, in full confidence that God himself is overseeing its growth. Our part is simply to sow the seeds by how we live out our faith in our ordinary lives, our relationships with one another and with all of God’s creation.

The unity, harmony and peace which God bestows on the lives of his disciples are the seeds which initially attract others to search for the same in their own lives. To the degree God’s Kingdom is within us, as individuals and as Church, we will become genuine witnesses of the liberating truth of the gospel message of God’s love, forgiveness and redemption. 


Diocesan and Pastoral Office, Candida Casa, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2ST
Telephone: 01292 266750  Fax: 01292 289888 Email: administration@gallowaydiocese.org.uk

RC Diocese of Galloway - Charity number: SC010576