Terence Brain

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The Right Reverend
Terence Brain
Bishop of Salford
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Bishop Terence Brain
Province Liverpool
Diocese Salford
Appointed 2 September 1997
Installed 7 October 1997
Predecessor Patrick Altham Kelly
Ordination 22 February 1964
by Francis Joseph Grimshaw
Consecration 25 April 1991
by Maurice Noël Léon Couve de Murville
Personal details
Birth name Terence John Brain
Born (1938-12-19) 19 December 1938 (age 75)
Coventry, England
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
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Terence Brain (born 19 December 1938 in Coventry, England) is the current Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford.


Brain attended King Henry VIII Grammar School and Cotton College before training for the priesthood at Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield. He was ordained as a priest by Archbishop Grimshaw in St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham on 22 February 1964.[1]

Priestly and Episcopal career[edit]

In 1964 he was appointed as an assistant priest in Longton, Staffordshire although after a year he returned to Cotton College and remained there for four years. After that he worked at Dudley Road Hospital in Birmingham as their chaplain for two years and later went on to serve as secretary to Archbishop George Dwyer (until he retired) and then to Archbishop Maurice Noël Léon Couve de Murville.[1]

Terence became the priest to a series of parishes in the Midlands area, including Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. On 5 February 1991, he was ordained as Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham and appointed Titular Bishop of Amudarsa.

He was appointed as the Bishop of Salford and head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford on 2 September 1997 and installed on 7 October of that year.

Other work[edit]

Terence Brain has been heavily involved with education and from 1986-1991 he was a member of Staffordshire Education Committee and Schools Commissioner for Staffordshire. He has been much involved with the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage and has served as the director for a number of years. In 1995 he chaired a working party for the Bishop's Conference on child abuse which led to the pastoral document Healing the Wound.[2][non-primary source needed]


  1. ^ a b Right Reverend Terence Brain. The Catholic Church in England and Wales website. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
  2. ^ Salford Diocese. Graham's Home Page. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.

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