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Update on Appeals amid Covid-19 April 2020




What we do…

The department has three main roles:

Advise and act for the Bishop and trustees on all matters pertaining to schools and colleges.
Advise and support the schools of the diocese in carrying out their mission as Catholic schools.
Provide information and advice to the Catholic community on the provision of Catholic education and access to it.

After 17 years at Clifton Diocese, Ann Fowler is moving on to enjoy life without work!

Our wonderful schools have a short message for Ann:

Letter to Jesus

By: Filip  (7YEARS)

Dear Jesus,

I am writing to you, to say what is happening in your world, why people are dying and ill, but you probably already know. This virus called coronavirus scared us so much and I hope and pray you will help us. We need to protect ourselves by staying indoor. Some people are sad, we are all sad, but sometimes we can do things that cheers us up. We can’t go to school, but we can sleep more instead. We can’t run in the park but I can play more with my brother. I can’t see my friends but I can spend more time with my family. We are playing games together, do home chores and even do cooking with mum. In the meantime the Planet is resting, on the streets you can’t see so many cars as before, the factories are shut down and can’t pollute anymore, we have more than a month staying indoors and the sun is bright on the clear sky each day! This makes me real happy! I think the planet is happier! I hope and pray this will stay the same when we can go outside! I hope and pray people protect the planet more than before. Please Jesus, help the sick people, don t let them die and protect my family, my friends and my teachers! Thank you Jesus so much,

Sincerely Your friend Filip

Here is a sample of some entries for our Easter Garden Competition. We are really impressed by all the different styles and hard work that has gone into these. There is still time to enter as the competition closes on Friday, 24 April at 4 pm.

Working for Clifton Diocese:

Office Administrator

Part-time (24 Hours per week worked over five days)

Two-year fixed term contract (24 months)

This vacancy provides an opportunity to join the Curial team based in Alexander House, Bristol as an Office Administrator working within the Finance team.  The role reports to the Diocesan Financial Administrator.  The Finance team is a small but very busy team.  Flexibility, attention to detail and excellent organisational skills are essential for this role.

Salary and other benefits: circa £20,000 per annum pro rata depending upon experience. 33 days holiday per annum pro rata including public holidays and a 5% matched contributory pension scheme.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Janet Parker, Diocesan Financial Administrator, Clifton Diocese on 07751 258820.

Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 29th May 2020


Applications should be sent by email to

Please do not post applications at this time as Alexander House is currently closed.

It is likely that we will be conducting interviews via video conference, so access to the internet and the ability to participate in a video call will be required.

Application-form Feb 2020 Finance

Job description


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Meet the staff

Here we are:

Director for Schools and Colleges

Mrs Colleen Collett B.Ed,

Deputy Director

Mrs Ann Fowler,

Departmental Officer

Mrs Jenny Fitzgerald,

Department Administrator

Mr Graham Tiley,

Governance Officer

Mr Bill McEntee,

Schools’ Projects Officer

Mr Paul Kehoe,