Bishop of Middlesbrough

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Bishop of Middlesbrough
Bishopric
Catholic
Incumbent:
Terence Drainey

Province: Liverpool
Diocese: Middlesbrough
Cathedral: Middlesbrough Cathedral
First Bishop: Richard Lacy
Formation: 20 December 1878

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

The diocese covers an area of 4,000 km2 (1,500 sq mi) of the counties of the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire together with the City of York. The see is in the suburb of Coulby Newham in the town of Middlesbrough where the bishop's seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary.

The diocese was erected on 20 December 1878 from the Diocese of Beverley. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Terence Drainey, 7th Bishop of Middlesbrough, who was appointed by the Holy See on 17 November 2007 and consecrated on 25 January 2008.[2]

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

Bishops of Middlesbrough
From Until Incumbent Notes
1879 1929 Richard Lacy Appointed bishop on 12 September 1879 and consecrated on 18 December 1879. Died in office on 11 April 1929.[3]
1929 1955 Thomas Shine Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Middlesbrough and Titular Bishop of Lamus on 12 April 1921 and consecrated on 29 June 1921. Succeeded Bishop of Middlesbrough on 11 April 1929. Appointed the personal title of archbishop on 19 January 1955. Died in office on 22 November 1955.[4]
1956 1967 George Brunner Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Middlesbrough and Titular Bishop of Elis (1946–1956). Appointed Bishop of Middlesbrough on 4 April 1956. Retired on 13 June 1967 and appointed Titular Bishop of Murustaga. Died on 21 March 1969.[5]
1967 1978 John Gerard McClean Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Middlesbrough and Titular Bishop of Maxita on 10 December 1966 and consecrated on 24 February 1967. Succeeded Bishop of Middlesbrough on 13 June 1967. Died in office on 28 August 1978.[6]
1978 1992 Augustine Harris Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Liverpool (1965–1978). Appointed Bishop of Middlesbrough on 10 November 1978. Retired on 3 November 1992 and died on 30 August 2007.[7]
1992 2007 John Patrick Crowley Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Westminster (1986–1992). Appointed Bishop of Middlesbrough on 3 November 1992. Resigned on 3 May 2007.[8]
2007 present Terence Patrick Drainey Formerly a priest of the Diocese of Salford (1975–2007). Appointed Bishop of Middlesbrough on 17 November 2007 and consecrated on 25 January 2008.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of Middlesbrough at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 29 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b Bishop Terence Patrick Drainey at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ Bishop Richard Lacy at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 29 June 2011.
  4. ^ Archbishop Thomas Shine at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 29 June 2011.
  5. ^ Bishop George Brunner at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 29 June 2011.
  6. ^ Bishop John Gerard McClean at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 29 June 2011.
  7. ^ Bishop Augustine Harris at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 29 June 2011.
  8. ^ Bishop John Patrick Crowley at Catholic-Hierarchy Retrieved on 29 June 2011.