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Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
AffiliationSaint Monica's Church
Rivet City
The Railroad
LocationRivet City
Dialogue FileClifford's dialogue
QuestsA Nice Day for a Right Wedding
Church Donations
SPECIALStrength: 6
Perception: 5
Endurance: 4
Charisma: 4
Intelligence: 4
Agility: 6
Luck: 4
Derived StatsHit Points: 40
Tag SkillsBarter: 41
Small Guns: 45
Unarmed: 41
Base ID000156cdRef ID0001e767
ActorPaul Eiding

May Saint Monica bless you.

— Father Clifford, Fallout 3.

Father Clifford (2217–) is the reverend of the Saint Monica's Church in Rivet City in Fallout 3..


Born in 2217,[1] Father Clifford is the head of Saint Monica's Church in Rivet City. His acolyte is Diego. He is the spiritual guide for the inhabitants of Rivet City. As such, he used to counsel Mister Lopez, trying to get him to stop attempting to end his life, but it seems that he had little success other than decreasing the amount of time Mister Lopez spends on the flight deck.[1]


Father Clifford has an acolyte, Diego, who he has taken care of since Diego was abandoned by his father. The bond they have is like father and son.

Daily schedule

Father Clifford is normally seen in and around Saint Monica's Church but is known to roam around the inside of Rivet City talking to other residents. On occasion Father Clifford can be found in the Muddy Rudder lecturing anyone present on the dangers of sin in the bar.

Every Sunday Father Clifford holds a mass, for which most of Rivet City's named non-player characters show up.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character drops an ear when killed (Contract Killer).
This character starts quests.
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This character is involved in quests.


Other interactions

  • If the Lone Wanderer talks to Father Clifford he gives the Lone Wanderer a brief history of his church and role.


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Dirty pre-War relaxedwear
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Carried items
Father Clifford's key
Saint Monica's key
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Drops on death


  • There is a whiskey bottle and a syringe of Med-X in his podium in the church.
  • During the Point Lookout add-on, the Lone Wanderer finds out that Marcella, a Christian missionary, made contact with Father Clifford in her travels.


Father Clifford appears only in Fallout 3.


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PCIcon pc.png The Sunday sermon is often glitched: either Father Clifford is not present at all, but non-player characters shush each other because he is speaking, or he will be present, but not speaking. It is advisable to go to church before starting A Nice Day For a Wedding, as the Sunday sermon seems to get stuck because of a bug in that quest. To hear Father Clifford's sermon directly, open the Console and select Father Clifford by either clicking him or typing prid 1e767 and hitting return. "Father Clifford" (0001e767) should appear at the top of the screen if he has been selected. Next type say RCsermon and hit return. After exiting the console, he should begin speaking.
  • He has also been noticed speaking his sermon in the upper deck hallways on days other than Sunday.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.72: "Father Clifford
    Father Clifford, 40, spends most of his days in the church, but leaves for a couple hours every day to walk around the carrier. He's a nice guy and likes just about everyone he meets. He is especially fond of telling the story of Saint Monica, who went on a journey to be with her son and saved his soul. He counsels Mister Lopez during his frequent visits to the church. He's mildly envious of Doctor Preston; it doesn't help that Doctor Preston never attends church."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition Wasteland Census)