|Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster|
|Appointed||30 June 2011|
|Installed||14 September 2011|
|Other posts||Titular Bishop of Hilta|
|Ordination||16 June 1987
by Basil Hume
|Consecration||14 September 2011
by Vincent Nichols
5 January 1958 |
John Francis Sherrington (born 5 January 1958) is an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Westminster since his appointment was announced on 30 June 2011. He had previously served as part of the clergy of the diocese of Nottingham.
John Sherrington was born in Leicester in 1958 to Frank and Catherine Sherrington, and has one brother. He attended St Thomas More Catholic Primary School and Wyggeston Boys' Grammar School, both in Leicester. After his secondary education he attended Queens' College, Cambridge obtaining his Masters in Mathematics. He later worked as a computer specialist. He began his ecclesiastical studies at All Hallows College, Dublin, earning a Bachelor of Arts. He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Nottingham on 13 June 1987. He earned a licentiate in moral theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1988–1990).
Later he held the following pastoral assignments: Parochial Vicar at St. Anne at Radcliffe on Trent (1987–1988), Professor of Moral Theology at All Hallows College (1990–98), Professor of Moral Theology and Director of Studies at the inter-diocesan seminary in Wonersh (1998–2004), Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mickleover, Derbyshire (2004–09). From 2009-11 he was Parish Priest of Good Shepherd Parish, Arnold, Nottingham. At the same time he held the office of President of the Diocesan Commission for Marriage and Family Life and he has been a Consultor of the Episcopal Conference of England and Wales on issues of morality.