Bishop of Salford
|Bishop of Salford|
|Cathedral:||St. John the Evangelist, Salford|
|First Bishop:||William Turner|
With the gradual abolition of the legal restrictions on the activities of Catholics in England and Wales in the early 19th century, Rome decided to proceed to bridge the gap of the centuries from Queen Elizabeth I by instituting Catholic dioceses on the regular historical pattern. On 29 September 1850, Pope Pius IX issued the Bull Universalis Ecclesiae which created thirteen new dioceses which did not formally claim any continuity with the pre-Elizabethan English dioceses of which one of these was the diocese of Salford and went on to take up the reins of part of the former Vicariate Apostolic of the Lancashire District.
In the early period from 1850 the diocese was a suffragan of the Metropolitan See of Westminster, but a further development was its assignment under Pope Pius X, on 28 October 1911, to a newly created Province of Liverpool.
At the diocese's creation the territory assigned to it was the hundreds of Salford and Blackburn. The diocese currently covers an area of 1,600 km2 (600 sq mi) and consists of a large part of Greater Manchester and adjacent parts of Lancashire.
The see is in the Salford area of Greater Manchester, where the Bishop's cathedra or seat is located in the Salford Cathedral, which was dedicated on 14 June 1890.
The current bishop is the Right Reverend Terence Brain, the 10th Bishop of Salford, who was installed on 7 October 1997.
List of bishops
Diocesan bishops of Salford
|Diocesan Bishops of Salford|
|1851||1872||William Turner||Appointed bishop on 27 June 1851 and consecrated on 25 July 1851. Died in office on 13 July 1872.|
|1872||1892||Herbert Vaughan||Appointed bishop on 27 September 1872 and consecrated on 28 October 1872. Translated to the archbishopric of Westminster on 8 April 1892.|
|1892||1903||John Bilsborrow||Appointed bishop on 15 July 1892 and consecrated on 24 August 1892. Died in office on 5 March 1903.|
|1903||1925||Louis Charles Casartelli||Appointed bishop on 28 August 1903 and consecrated on 21 September 1903. Died in office on 18 January 1925.|
|1925||1938||Thomas Henshaw||Appointed bishop on 14 December 1925 and consecrated on 21 December 1925. Died in office on 23 September 1938.|
|1939||1955||Henry Vincent Marshall||Appointed bishop on 5 August 1939 and consecrated on 21 September 1939. Died in office on 14 April 1955.|
|1955||1964||George Andrew Beck, A.A.||Previously Bishop of Brentwood (1951–1955). Appointed Bishop of Salford on 28 November 1955. Translated to the archbishopric of Liverpool on 29 January 1964.|
|1964||1983||Thomas Holland||Formerly coadjutor bishop of Portsmouth (1960–1964). Appointed Bishop of Salford on 28 August 1964. Retired on 22 June 1983 and died on 30 September 1999.|
|1984||1996||Patrick Altham Kelly||Appointed bishop on 9 March 1984 and consecrated on 21 May 1996. Translated to the archbishopric of Liverpool on 21 May 1996.|
|1997||present||Terence John Brain||Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Birmingham (1991–1997). Appointed Bishop of Salford on 2 September 1997.|
Auxiliary bishops of Salford
- John Stephen Vaughan, appointed on 13 July 1909 and consecrated on 15 August 1909; died in office on 4 December 1925.
- Geoffrey Burke, appointed on 26 May 1967 and consecrated on 29 June 1967; retired on 12 September 1988 and died on 13 October 1999.
- Diocese of Salford. Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved on 5 April 2009.
- Bishop William Turner at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- Herbert "Cardinal" Vaughan at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- Bishop John Bilsborrow at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- Bishop Louis Charles Casartelli at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- Bishop Thomas Henshaw at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- Bishop Henry Vincent Marshall at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- Archbishop George Andrew Beck, A.A. at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- Bishop Thomas Holland at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- Archbishop Patrick Altham Kelly at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- Bishop Terence John Brain at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.
- "Bishop John Francis Vaughan". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 22 November 2011. Note: The website has the incorrect middle name.
- Bishop Geoffrey Burke at Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 22 November 2011.