Anthony Emery (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Anthony Joseph Emery
Bishop of Portsmouth
Church Roman Catholic
Diocese Portsmouth
Appointed 13 September 1976
In office 1976-1988
Predecessor Derek Worlock
Successor Crispian Hollis
Ordination 30 May 1953
by Humphrey Bright
Consecration 4 March 1968
by George Dwyer
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Born (1918-05-17)May 17, 1918
Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
Died April 5, 1988(1988-04-05) (aged 69)
Nationality English
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham (1967-1976)

Anthony Joseph Emery (17 May 1918 – 5 April 1988) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the sixth Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth from 1976 to 1988.[1]

Born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire in 1918, he was ordained a priest for Archdiocese of Birmingham on 30 May 1953. He was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham and Titular Bishop of Tamallula on 6 December 1967. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 8 March 1968, the principal consecrator was Archbishop George Patrick Dwyer, with Bishops Rudderham and Cleary as co-consecrators. Eight years later, he was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Portsmouth on 13 September 1976.[1]


Bishop Emery died in office on 5 April 1988, aged 69.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Anthony Joseph Emery". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Derek John Worlock
Bishop of Portsmouth
Succeeded by
Roger Francis Crispian Hollis