Bishop of Hallam

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Bishop of Hallam
Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R.
Province Liverpool
Diocese Hallam
Cathedral St Marie's Cathedral, Sheffield
Formation 30 May 1980

The Bishop of Hallam is the ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam in the Province of Liverpool, England.

On 20 May 2014, the Right Reverend Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R., was appointed the 3rd Bishop of Hallam by Pope Francis.[1][2] Bishop Heskett served as Bishop of Gibraltar from 2010 to 2014.[2]

The Diocese of Hallam takes its name after Hallamshire, an historical area of South Yorkshire, and was erected on 30 May 1980 from parts of the dioceses of Leeds and Nottingham.[3] The diocese has an area of 1,030 km2 (400 sq mi) and covers the County of South Yorkshire, parts of the High Peak and Chesterfield districts of Derbyshire, and the district of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire.[3] The see is in the City of Sheffield where the bishop's seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Marie. The bishop's official address is The Diocesan Centre, St. Charles' Street, Sheffield.[3]

List of the Bishops of Hallam[edit]

Bishops of Hallam
From Until Ordinary Notes
1980 1996 Gerald Moverley Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Leeds (1967–1980). Appointed Bishop of Hallam on 30 May 1980. Resigned on 9 July 1996 and died on 14 December 1996.[4]
1997 2014 John Rawsthorne Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Liverpool (1981–1997). Appointed Bishop of Hallam on 4 June 1997. Retired on 20 May 2014[5]
2014 present Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R. Formerly Bishop of Gibraltar (2010–2014). Appointed Bishop of Hallam on 20 May 2014.[2]


  1. ^ "Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Hallam". independent catholic news. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bishop Ralph Heskett, CSSR". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Diocese of Hallam". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bishop Gerald Moverley". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bishop John Rawsthorne". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 12 August 2011.