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Rt Rev. Peter Brignall

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Wrexham, the Right Reverend Peter Brignall.

Bishop of Wrexham

Bishop Peter Brignall, is the third Bishop of Wrexham, succeeding the Rt Rev Edwin Regan, Bishop emeritus of Wrexham.

Born in Whetstone, London, he was ordained as a priest by the Rt Rev Langton Fox, Bishop of Menevia in 1978 and was incardinated as a priest to the diocese of Wrexham on the 12 February 1987.

Bishop Peter was Cathedral Dean of St. Mary’s, Wrexham from 1999 and Vicar General of the Diocese since 2003.

Appointment

Monsignor Brignall was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Wrexham by the Holy See on the ​27 June 2012.

At the time of the announcement from the Holy See, Bishop Peter said:

“Having overcome the initial astonishment of the Holy Father’s expression of confidence in me, am humbled and honoured to accept this appointment and to be able again to commit my life to the service of the Catholic Church in North Wales, a Church that now 35 years ago I chose and offered to work in and for on leaving London.”

On the 12 September 2012, Bishop Peter was consecrated by the Right Reverend Edwin Regan, Bishop emeritus of Wrexham to the Episcopate at St Mary’s Cathedral, Wrexham.

Bishops’ Conference

In 2010, he was appointed to the Liturgy Committee of the Bishops’ Conference Department for Christian Life and Worship and is currently the Chair of CaTEW.

Link

For a more, please visit the Diocese of Wrexham’s website.

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