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Rt Rev. Brian Noble

A profile of the late Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Shrewsbury, the Right Reverend Brian Noble.

Bishop Emeritus of Shrewsbury

The Right Reverend Brian Noble was Bishop Emeritus of Shrewsbury.

Born in Lancaster on 11 April 1936, Bishop Noble was ordained to the priesthood in June 1960.

He was ordained Bishop of Shrewsbury in St Anthony’s, Wythenshawe, on 30 August 1995 by Archbishop Couve de Murville.

Bishop Noble retired on 1 October 2010 but continued to be active, giving talks and retreats and assisting in the parishes.

He was formerly Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Spirituality Committee and a member of the Department for Christian Life and Worship.

In 2014, as Chair of the Spirituality Committee, Bishop Noble announced the publication of a practical guide to prayer and spirituality called Do you love me?.

At the time, Bishop Noble said:

“It’s more of a pastoral devotional document rather than an academic study of spirituality. The aim is that people can enter prayerfully into what we mean by ‘spirituality’ as Catholics… Perhaps what’s been lacking is a concentration on developing that personal relationship of each individual with Christ,” says Bishop Noble. “We hope the document will go some way to filling that gap.”

Bishop Noble died peacefully on the afternoon of Monday 21 October 2019 at Arrowe Park Hospital, the Wirral.

Requiescat in pace.


Bishop Noble announces the publication of the 2014 Spirituality Committee guide Do you love me?.

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


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