Retired Bishops of England and Wales

Many of our retired bishops play an active role in the life of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

This list of bishops emeriti is by no means exhaustive but profiles bishops that have retired in recent years or those that retain a department role for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

A profile of the Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Salford, the Right Reverend Terence Brain.

A profile of the Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Christopher Budd.

Rt Rev. Tom Burns

A profile of the Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Menevia, the Right Reverend Tom Burns.

Rt Rev. Kieran Conry

A profile of the Right Reverend Kieran Conry, Bishop Emeritus of Arundel and Brighton.

A profile of the Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Lancaster, the Right Reverend Michael Campbell OSA.

Rt Rev. Séamus Cunningham

A profile of the Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Hexham and Newcastle, the Right Reverend Seamus Cunningham.

Rt Rev. John Hine

A profile of the Catholic Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Southwark, the Right Reverend John Hine.

A profile of the Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Portsmouth, the Right Reverend Crispian Hollis.

A profile of the Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Menevia, the Right Reverend Mark Jabalé OSB.

A profile of the Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Patrick Kelly.

Rt Rev. Vincent Malone

A profile of the Right Reverend Vincent Malone, a retired Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool.

Rt Rev. Leo McCartie

A profile of the Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Northampton, the Right Reverend Patrick Leo McCartie.

A profile of the Catholic Emeritus Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Reverend Kevin McDonald.

Rt Rev. Thomas McMahon

A profile of the Catholic Emeritus Bishop of Brentwood, the Right Reverend Thomas McMahon.

Rt Rev. Daniel Mullins

A profile of the Catholic Emeritus Bishop of Menevia, the Right Reverend Daniel Mullins.

Rt Rev. Patrick O’Donoghue

A profile of the Catholic Emeritus Bishop of Lancaster, the Right Reverend Patrick O'Donaghue.

A profile of the Right Reverend Philip Pargeter, a retired Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Birmingham.

Rt Rev. John Rawsthorne

A profile of the Catholic Bishop Emeritus of Hallam, the Right Reverend John Rawsthorne.

A profile of the Catholic Emeritus Bishop of Wrexham, the Right Reverend Edwin Regan.

Most Rev. Peter Smith

A profile of the Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Southwark, the Most Reverend Peter Smith.

A profile of the Right Reverend Howard Tripp who served as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Southwark until 7 January 2004.