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The Bishops of England and Wales

There are 22 dioceses in England and Wales led by an Ordinary (a bishop). A diocesan bishop is given the authority by the Pope to exercise his pastoral function over his local diocese. According to the Code of Canon Law, a diocesan bishop "is to show himself concerned for all the Christian faithful entrusted to his care, of whatever age, condition, or nationality they are, whether living in the territory or staying there temporarily; he is also to extend an apostolic spirit to those who are not able to make sufficient use of ordinary pastoral care because of the condition of their life and to those who no longer practice their religion."

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Arnold, John

The Right Reverend John Arnold is Bishop for the Diocese of Salford. Born in Sheffield, Bishop Arnold was ordained to the priesthood in July 1983. He was ord...Read more

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Brignall, Peter

The Rt Rev Peter M. Brignall is Bishop of Wrexham. Born in Whetstone, London in July 1953, Mgr Brignall was ordained to the priesthood on 18 February 1978. Read more

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Burns, Tom

The Right Reverend Tom Burns is the Bishop of Menevia, West Wales. Born in Belfast in 1944, Bishop Burns was ordained to the priesthood in 1971. He was ordai...Read more

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Byrne, Robert

Rt Rev Robert Byrne is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Born in Manchester in September 1956, Bishop Byrne entered Birmingham Oratory i...Read more

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Campbell, Michael

The Right Reverend Michael Campbell OSA is the Bishop of Lancaster. Born in Larne, Northern Ireland in 1941, Bishop Campbell was ordained to the priesthood o...Read more

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Cunningham, Seamus

The Right Reverend Seamus Cunningham is the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. Born in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland, in 1942, Bishop Cunningham was ordained to...Read more

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Davies, Mark

The Right Reverend Mark Davies is the Bishop of Shrewsbury. Born in Manchester in 1959, Bishop Davies was ordained to the priesthood on 11 February 1984. Read more

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Doyle, Peter

The Right Reverend Peter Doyle is the Bishop of Northampton. Born in Wilpshire near Blackburn in 1944, Bishop Doyle was ordained to the priesthood on 8 June...Read more

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Drainey, Terence

The Right Reverend Terence Drainey is the Bishop of Middlesbrough. Born in Manchester in 1949, Bishop Drainey was ordained to the priesthood in 1975.Read more

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Egan, Philip

The Rt Rev Philip Egan is the eighth Bishop of Portsmouth. Born in Altrincham, Cheshire, Bishop Egan was ordained to the priesthood in August 1984.Read more

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Hendricks, Paul

The Right Reverend Paul Hendricks is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Southwark. Born in Beckenham, Kent in March 1956, Bishop Hendricks was ordain...Read more

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Heskett, Ralph

The Right Reverend Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R. is the Catholic Bishop of Hallam. Born in Sunderland in March 1953, Bishop Heskett was ordained to the priesthood o...Read more

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Hopes, Alan

The Right Reverend Alan Hopes is the Bishop of East Anglia. Born in Oxford in March 1944, Bishop Hopes was ordained priest in the Church of England in 1968 a...Read more

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Hudson, Nicholas

The Right Reverend Nicholas Hudson is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster. Born in Hammersmith, London, on 14 February 1959, Bishop Hudson was...Read more

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Kenney, William

The Right Reverend William Kenney is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in May 1946, Bishop Kenney was ordain...Read more

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Lang, Declan

The Right Reverend Declan Lang is the Bishop of Clifton. Born in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in April 1950, Bishop Lang was ordained to the priesthood in June...Read more

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Longley, Bernard

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley is the Archbishop of Birmingham. Born in Manchester in April 1955, Archbishop Longley was ordained to the priesthood in Dec...Read more

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Lynch, Patrick

The Right Reverend Patrick Lynch is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Southwark. Born in Cork City, Ireland in April 1947, Bishop Lynch was ordained...Read more

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Mason, Paul

The Right Reverend Paul Mason is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Southwark. Born in North Shields, Tyne & Wear, in November 1962, Bishop Mason was...Read more

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McAleenan, Paul

The Right Reverend Paul McAleenan is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster. Born in Belfast on 15 July 1951, Bishop-elect McAleenan was ordained...Read more

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McGough, David

The Right Reverend David McGough is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Born in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent in November 1944, Bishop McGough...Read more

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McKinney, Patrick

Rt Rev Patrick Joseph McKinney is the Bishop of Nottingham. Born on 30 April 1954, Bishop McKinney was brought up in Birmingham and was ordained to the pries...Read more

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McMahon, Malcolm

The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon is the Archbishop of Liverpool. Born in London in June 1949, he joined the Order of Preachers, Dominicans, in 1976 and made...Read more

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Moth, Richard

The Right Reverend Richard Moth is the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton. Born on 8 July 1958 in Chingola, Zambia, Bishop Moth was ordained to the priesthood in...Read more

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Nichols, Vincent

His Eminence Vincent Nichols is the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. Born in Crosby, Liverpool, on 8 November 1945, Cardinal Nichols was ordained to the p...Read more

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O'Toole, Mark

The Right Reverend Mark O'Toole is the Bishop of Plymouth. Born in London on 22 June 1963, Bishop O'Toole was ordained to the priesthood on 9 June 1990. He w...Read more

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Sherrington, John

The Right Reverend John Sherrington is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster. Born in Leicester in 1958, Bishop Sherrington was ordained to the...Read more

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Smith, Peter

The Most Reverend Peter Smith is the Archbishop of Southwark. Born in Battersea in October 1943, Archbishop Smith was ordained to the priesthood in July 1972. Read more

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Stack, George

The Most Reverend George Stack is the Archbishop of Cardiff. Born in Cork, Ireland, in May 1946, Archbishop Stack was ordained to the priesthood in May 1972. Read more

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Stock, Marcus

The Right Reverend Marcus Stock is the Bishop of Leeds. Born in London on 27 August 1961, Bishop Stock was ordained to the priesthood on 13 July 1988 for the...Read more

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Williams, Alan

The Right Reverend Alan Williams SM is the Bishop of Brentwood. Born in Oldham in 1951, Bishop Williams took final vows in the Society of Mary (Marist Father...Read more

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Williams, Tom

The Right Reverend Tom Williams is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Liverpool. Born in Liverpool in February 1948, Bishop Williams was ordained to...Read more

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Wilson, John

The Right Reverend John Wilson is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster. Read more