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                          Bishop-Elect Rev. William Nolan


The date of the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect Nolan as Bishop of Galloway is Saturday the 14th February 2015 at 11.00am in the Grand Hall, London Road, Kilmarnock KA3 7AA.


The Ordination Mass will be streamed live online and can be watched on the Diocese of Galloway website on 14th February and again afterwards. Please click here to take you to their website.  


Bishop of Motherwell

Bishop Joseph Anthony Toal STB, KC*HS

Bishop Joseph Anthony Toal STB, KC*HS was installed as Bishop of Motherwell, in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Good Aid, on Monday 23rd of June 2014.




The Diocese of Motherwell was erected as a Suffragan See of the Archdiocese of Glasgow by the Apostolic Constitution Maxime interest of the 25th May 1947.

Since its foundation our diocese has both grown and decreased in size. However in recent years a large number of new housing developments, and thus the arrival of many young families who have taken up residency in the diocese, are giving us new hope of life in the future.

We hope this web site maybe of interest to you. Whether you know our Diocese well and are just looking for further information, or it has been a while since last you visited the Diocese, or you may just be surfing and have found us by accident - either way, we hope you find something of use to yourself.

Lastly, we pray that we may face that future in the same spirit as our forefathers confident that, with God's continued help and our efforts, his work in the Diocese of Motherwell may be accomplished for many years to come.

All correspondence should be addressed to the: chancellor@rcdom.org.uk


Please click the above picture to see a short film to mark the anniversary of the martyrdom of  St John Ogilvie


Synod of Bishops


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Bishop Toal's Installation Mass

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8th September 2013

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