Bishop of Arundel and Brighton

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Bishop of Arundel and Brighton
Bishopric
catholic
Incumbent:
Sede vacante
Province Southwark
Diocese Arundel and Brighton
Cathedral Arundel Cathedral
First Bishop David John Cashman
Formation 28 May 1965

The Bishop of Arundel and Brighton is the ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in the Province of Southwark, England.[1]

The bishop's official residence is Bishop's House, The Upper Drive, Hove, East Sussex.[1]

The most recent bishop was the Right Reverend Kieran Thomas Conry, the fourth bishop of the diocese,[1] who announced his resignation on 27 September 2014, and which was accepted by Pope Francis on 4 October 2014.[2] On 21 May 2015, Pope Francis appointed Richard Moth to be the fifth bishop of Arundel and Brighton. He will be installed on 28 May 2015 at Arundel Cathedral.[3]

The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton was created on 28 May 1965 out of the Diocese of Southwark when the latter was elevated to archdiocese status.[1]

The diocese covers 4,997 km² and consists of the counties of East and West Sussex and Surrey outside the Greater London Boroughs. The see is in the town of Arundel where the bishop's seat is located in the Cathedral Church of Our Lady & Saint Philip Howard.[1]

List of the Bishops of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton[edit]

Bishops of Arundel and Brighton
From Until Incumbent Notes
1965 1971 David John Cashman Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Westminster (1958–1965). Appointed Bishop of Arundel and Brighton on 14 June 1965. Died in office on 14 March 1971.[4]
1971 1977 Michael George Bowen Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Arundel and Brighton on 18 May 1970 and consecrated on 27 June 1970. Succeeded Bishop of Arundel and Brighton on 14 March 1971. Translated to Southwark on 28 March 1977, from which he resigned on 6 November 2003.[5]
1977 2000 Cormac Murphy-O'Connor Priest of the Diocese of Portsmouth and former Rector of the Venerable English College in Rome. Appointed Bishop of Arundel and Brighton on 17 November 1977 and consecrated on 21 December 1977. Translated to Westminster on 15 February 2000.
2001 2014 Kieran Thomas Conry Formerly a priest in the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Appointed bishop on 8 May 2001 and consecrated on 9 June 2001.[6] Resigned on 4 October 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Diocese of Arundel and Brighton". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "'Unfaithful' Bishop of Arundel and Brighton resigns". BBC News. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pope Francis Appoints Bishop Richard Moth as the New Bishop of Arundel and Brighton". Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Bishop David John Cashman". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Archbishop Michael George Bowen". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bishop Kieran Thomas Conry". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 18 June 2011.