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. Some excerpt video clips containing some of the hilights and a full DVD of the Ordination will be available soon.

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.

Vicar General appointed

Bishop Nolan has announced the appointment of Fr. William McFadden as Vicar General of the Diocese.

Bishop Nolan thanked Fr. McFadden for his willingness to accept the appointment, as well as sincerely thanking Mgr. Joseph Boyd for his many years of service as Vicar General to both of Bishop Nolan's immediate predecessors (Bishops emeritus Cunningham and Taylor).

Third Sunday of Easter (Year B)


Jesus sought to calm the fears and doubts in the hearts of his disciples at seeing their crucified and buried Lord standing before their very eyes. By showing them his wounds and asking for something to eat, he changed their sorrows to amazement and joy. Having thus reassured them, he opened their minds to understanding Scripture and the preaching of his message of repentance and forgiveness worldwide.

Today as Church, by the enabling of the Holy Spirit, we inherit the same capacity to make the Word known. The Easter message strengthens us to turn from worldliness, doubts and fears towards Christ who comes, in and through us, with the same reassuring message.

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