|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Hallam|
|Appointed||4 June 1997|
|Installed||4 June 1997|
|Ordination||16 June 1962|
|Consecration||16 December 1981
by Derek John Worlock
12 November 1936 |
|Reference style||The Right Reverend|
|Spoken style||My Lord|
|Posthumous style||not applicable|
John Rawsthorne was the first son of Harold (d. 1945) and Miriam (d. 1989) Rawsthorne; he has two brothers, Paul and Christopher, and three sisters, Elizabeth, Ann, and Katherine. After attending St. Joseph's College in Upholland, he was ordained to the priesthood on 16 June 1962 by the then Archbishop of Liverpool, John Carmel Heenan.
On 9 November 1981, Rawsthorne was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and titular bishop of Rotdon by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 16 December from Archbishop Derek Worlock, with Bishops Kevin O'Connor and Anthony Hitchen serving as co-consecrators.
Following the resignation of Bishop Gerald Moverley, Rawsthorne was appointed second Bishop of Hallam on 4 July 1997. Rawsthorne is a keen walker and takes part in a sponsored walk every year to raise money to support St. Wilfrid's Drop-in Day Centre in Sheffield. He is also an active member of with the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, especially with education and youth work.
- Bishop John Rawsthorne, Catholic-Hierarchy.org
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