|Right Reverend Joseph Robert Cowgill|
|Bishop of Leeds|
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|In office||7 June 1911 – 12 May 1936|
23 February 1860|
|Died||12 May 1936
Life and ministry
He then served as assistant priestin the Diocese of Leeds. On 26 September 1905, Cowgill was appointed as coadjutor Bishop of Leeds and titular Bishop of Olena. He received his episcopal consecration on 30 November 1905 from Thomas Whiteside, Bishop (later Archbishop) of Liverpool, with Francis Mostyn, Bishop of Menevia (later Archbishop of Cardiff) and Samuel Webster Allen, Bishop of Shrewsbury serving as co-consecrators.
Joseph Cowgill was known as Children's Bishop. He was the one to set up (in 1911) the Diocesan Rescue and Protection Society to develop a more systematic approach to addressing the needs of poverty and disadvantage in the Diocese. An annual collection in all missions and the annual Good Shepherd collection in schools was established that year to fund the new initiative. So Catholic Care was established.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Leeds
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