Ambrose Moriarty

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Ambrose James Moriarty
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Reference style The Right Reverend
Spoken style My Lord
Religious style Bishop

Ambrose James Moriarty (9 August 1870 – 3 June 1949) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Bishop of Shrewsbury from 1934 to 1949.[1]

Born in Stockport on 9 August 1870, he was ordained to the priesthood on 10 March 1894. He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Shrewsbury and Titular Bishop of Miletopolis on 18 December 1931. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 28 January 1932, the principal consecrator was Archbishop Thomas Leighton Williams of Birmingham, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop John Patrick Barrett of Plymouth and Bishop Hugh Singleton of Shrewsbury. Moriaty succeeded as the Bishop of the Diocese of Shrewsbury on 17 December 1934.[1]

He died in office on 3 June 1949, aged 78.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bishop Ambrose James Moriarty at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 2 July 2011.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Hugh Singleton
Bishop of Shrewsbury
Succeeded by
John Aloysius Murphy