Rt Rev Hlib Lonchyna

Apostolic Eparch for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain


The Right Reverend Hlib Lonchyna is the Eparchial Bishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London.

Born in Steubenville, Ohio in February 1954, Bishop Lonchyna was ordained to the priesthood in July 1977. He was appointed Titular Bishop of Bareta and ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Lviv, Ukraine on 27 February 2002.

On 14 January 2003 he was appointed Apostolic Visitor for the Greek–Ukrainian Catholics in Italy. On 4 March 2004 he became Apostolic Visitor in Spain and Ireland.

Five years later, on 2 June 2009, he was appointed Apostolic Administrator "sede vacante" of the Apostolic Exarchate for Ukrainian Catholics in Britain and Ireland. He was formally named Apostolic Exarch by Pope Benedict XVI on 14 June 2011 and was installed on 2 August 2011.

Benedict XVI elevated the Ukrainian Apostolic Exarchate in Great Britain to the rank of Eparchy on 18 January 2013. On this date, Bishop Lonchyna ceased to be the Titular Bishop of Bareta.

Bishop Lonchyna is a member of the Bishops’ Conference Department of Dialogue and Unity.


Bishop's House
22 Binney Street

0207 629 1073


Ukrainian Eparchy

What is an Eparch and an Eparchy? Bishop Hlib Lonchyna explains.   eparchy-ukraine.mp3 3.87 MB