Harry Entwistle

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The Reverend Monsignor
Harry Entwistle PA
Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross
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Appointed 15 June 2012
Predecessor new post
Ordination 20 September 1964 (C of E)
15 June 2012 (RCC)
by Timothy Costelloe (Catholic)
Consecration 24 November 2006
Personal details
Born (1940-05-31) 31 May 1940 (age 75)
Chorley, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic (formerly Anglican)
Previous post Western Regional Bishop, ACCA (2006–2012)
Alma mater St Chad's Theological College
Motto Par ce signe
"By this sign"
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Harry Entwistle (born 31 May 1940) is an English-born Australian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the first Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Entwistle was born on 31 May 1940. He studied theology and for ordination at St Chad's Theological College, University of Durham.

Ordained ministry[edit]


Entwistle was ordained a priest in the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn in 1964. After various parish appointments in Lancashire, he became a prison chaplain, notably serving at HMP Wandsworth from 1981 to 1988.

He migrated to Australia in 1988 and continued his parish and prison ministry in the Diocese of Perth of the Anglican Church of Australia. He entered the Anglican Catholic Church in Australia, a member church of the Traditional Anglican Communion, in 2006. He served as Western Regional bishop of that church from 2006 to 2012.

Roman Catholic[edit]

After reception into the Roman Catholic Church and ordination as a deacon, he was ordained to the priesthood in St Mary's Cathedral, Perth on 15 June 2012. It was announced on 5 April 2013 that Pope Benedict XVI had, before his renunciation of the Petrine Office, named Entwistle a Monsignor among the Prothonotaries Apostolic.


Catholic Church titles
New title Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of the Southern Cross