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. The event starts just after 28:00, with the main proceedings beginning with a procession at 01:00:00.

A New Bishop for Galloway

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop John Cunningham and appointed of Fr. William Nolan, previously Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, East Kilbride, as his successor as Bishop of Galloway.

A 2 page update to the Galloway News to reflect this wonderful news can be found by clicking the image on the right.

Bishop Nolan was Ordained on Saturday 14th February 2015 at 11am in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock. 

Advent Edition of The Galloway Diocese News

The Advent Edition of our diocesan magazine is available at the start of the Season in parishes. It contains many interesting article on recent and upcoming pilgrimages, reflections for the season, and pieces seeking to deepen our understanding of the faith. For the electronic version please click on the image on the right.

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

Second Sunday of Lent (Year B)


On the Mount of the Transfiguration the three disciples were privileged to physically see the presence of God revealed in Jesus. Today his presence is more hidden, yet with eyes of faith it is more available than ever to each of us.

As members of his body, the Church, Jesus is present in Word and Sacrament, and especially when we are gathered to celebrate the Eucharist. He is also present in his creation, where the divine touch is interlaced with all things created - especially in humanity, created in God’s image and likeness. To his faithful promises to be present within them in a genuine relationship as a loving Father, a compassionate Saviour and an enabling Holy Spirit. Lent is a time to renew and strengthen this relationship through prayer, fasting and alms-giving.