Rt Rev Robert Byrne C.O.

Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham

Robert Byrne

Rt Rev Robert Byrne is an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Born in Manchester in September 1956, Bishop Byrne entered Birmingham Oratory in 1980 and was ordained to the priesthood in January 1985.

In 1990, he was part of a group from Birmingham who moved to St Aloysius parish, Oxford, to found what was to become the Oxford Oratory in 1993. He served as Provost from 1993-2011.

In 2012, Fr Byrne was appointed Secretary to the Bishops’ Conference Department of Dialogue and Unity.

He has served as a prison chaplain for over 35 years. 

On Tuesday 13 May 2014, Bishop Byrne was Ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham in St Chad's Cathedral.


More information can be found on the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s website.