Bishop of Lancaster

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For the Church of England suffragan bishop, see Anglican Bishop of Lancaster.
Bishop of Lancaster
Bishopric
catholic
Incumbent:
Michael Campbell
Province Liverpool
Diocese Lancaster
Cathedral Saint Peter's Cathedral, Lancaster
First incumbent Thomas Pearson
Formation 22 November 1924

The Bishop of Lancaster is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster in the Province of Liverpool, England.[1]

The diocese covers an area of 2,900 km2 (1,100 sq mi) and consists of the County of Cumbria together with the Hundreds of Lonsdale, Amounderness and Fylde in the north west of Lancashire. The see is in the city of Lancaster where the bishop's seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter.

The diocese was erected on 22 November 1924. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Michael Campbell, O.S.A., the 6th Bishop of Lancaster, who was installed on 1 May 2009. He was previously coadjutor bishop.

List of the Bishops of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lancaster, England[edit]

Roman Catholic Bishops of Lancaster
From Until Incumbent Notes
1924 1938 Thomas Wulstan Pearson, O.S.B. Previously the Prior of Ealing (1916–1925). Appointed bishop on 18 December 1924 and consecrated on 24 February 1925. Died in office on 1 December 1938.[2]
1939 1961 Thomas Edward Flynn Appointed bishop on 12 June 1939 and consecrated on 24 July 1939. Died in office on 3 November 1961.[3]
1962 1985 Brian Charles Foley Appointed bishop on 26 April 1962 and consecrated on 13 June 1962; retired on 22 May 1985; died on 23 December 1999.[4]
1985 2000 John (Jack) Brewer Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Shrewsbury (1971-1983). Appointed coadjutor bishop of Lancaster on 17 November 1983 and succeeded diocesan bishop on 22 May 1985. Died in office on 10 June 2000.[5]
2001 2009 Patrick O'Donoghue Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Westminster 1993–2001. Appointed Bishop of Lancaster on 5 June 2001 and installed on 4 July 2001. Retired 1 May 2009.[6]
2009 Present Michael Gregory Campbell, O.S.A. Appointed coadjutor bishop of Lancaster on 12 February 2008 and succeeded diocesan bishop on 1 May 2009.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of Lancaster. Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved on 6 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Bishop Thomas Wulstan Pearson, O.S.B.". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bishop Thomas Edward Flynn". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bishop Brian Charles Foley". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bishop John Brewer". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bishop Michael Gregory Campbell, O.S.A.". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Rt Rev Michael Campbell, OSA, Sixth Bishop of Lancaster. Retrieved on 6 December 2009.

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