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 - Ordination Special Edition

The latest edition of "The Galloway Diocese News" is available now in parishes and is a special edition reflecting on the Ordination of our new Bishop William Nolan. Please collect your copy in parishes or download the electronic (.pdf) version.

Please continue to pray for Bishop Nolan and for the Church.


This Sunday we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in a new, dynamic way at that first Pentecost and its continuing outpouring today. Issuing from the Father and send to us by Christ, it is the Spirit of truth who enables our human capacity to transcend its limits in spreading the gospel message of the love and forgiveness of God.

The Church is to be a vibrant sign of this love, bearing witness by her faith and outreach, to the reconciling power of Christ, won with great suffering on Calvary. The responsibility is heavy and far beyond us unless we allow the Spirit within to enable us. Today’s feast reminds us that that same self-sacrificing love of God is still with us to overcome all barriers.

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