Archbishop of Southwark ( Br [ˈsʌðɨk]) is the [1 ] Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark in England. As such he is the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Southwark. [2 ]
The archdiocese has an area of
3,000 km 2 (1,200 sq mi) and covers the London Boroughs south of the Thames, the county of Kent and the Medway Unitary Authority. The [2 ] Metropolitan See is in Southwark where the archbishop's seat is located at the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of Saint George.
The see is currently held by the Most Reverend
Peter Smith, LL.B., J.C.D., 4th Metropolitan Archbishop of Southwark, who was appointed by the Holy See on 30 April 2010 and installed at St George's Cathedral, Southwark on 10 June 2010. [3 ]
History [ edit ]
The Diocese of Southwark was created on 29 September 1850 and originally covered the
historic counties of Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent, Sussex, the Isle of Wight, and the Channel Islands. It lost territory on the creation of the [4 ] Diocese of Portsmouth on 19 May 1882. The diocese lost further territory on the creation of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton on 28 May 1965. However, on the same day the diocese of Southwark was elevated to an archdiocese when the Ecclesiastical province of Southwark was established; from 1850 the diocese had been part of the Province of Westminster. The metropolitan archbishop of Southwark has jurisdiction over the bishops of Arundel & Brighton, Plymouth, and Portsmouth. [2 ]
List of bishops and archbishops [ edit ]
Bishops of Southwark [ edit ]
Roman Catholic Bishops of Southwark
Thomas Grant Appointed bishop on 27 June 1851 and consecrated on 6 July 1851. Died in office on 31 May 1870.
James Danell Appointed bishop on 10 January 1871 and consecrated on 25 March 1871. Died in office on 14 June 1881.
, Robert Aston Coffin C.SS.R. Appointed bishop on 25 May 1882, consecrated on 11 June 1882 and installed on 27 July 1882. Died in office on 6 April 1885.
John Baptist Butt Formerly an
auxiliary bishop of Southwark (1884–1885). Appointed Bishop of Southwark on 26 June 1885. Resigned on 12 April 1897 and appointed Titular Bishop of Sebastopolis in Thracia. Died on 1 November 1899. [8 ]
Francis Alphonsus Bourne Appointed
Coadjutor Bishop of Southwark on 27 March 1896 and consecrated on 9 April 1897. Succeeded Bishop of Southwark on 9 April 1897. Translated to the archbishopric of Westminster on 11 September 1903. [9 ]
Peter Emmanuel Amigo Appointed bishop on 12 March 1904 and consecrated on 25 March 1904. Appointed the personal title of archbishop on 18 December 1937. Died on 1 October 1949.
Cyril Conrad Cowderoy Appointed bishop on 12 December 1949 and consecrated on 21 December 1949. Elevated from bishop to archbishop of Southwark on 28 May 1965.
Archbishops of Southwark [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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