Cyril Cowderoy

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Cyril Conrad Cowderoy
Archbishop of Southwark
Archdiocese Southwark
See Southwark
Appointed 12 December 1949
Installed 21 December 1949
Term ended 10 October 1976
Predecessor Peter Emmanuel Amigo
Successor Michael George Bowen
Ordination 30 May 1931
Consecration 21 December 1949
by Bernard William Griffin
Personal details
Born (1905-05-05)5 May 1905
Sidcup, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died 10 October 1976(1976-10-10) (aged 71)
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic

Archbishop Cyril Conrad Cowderoy was a priest for over 45 years and a bishop for over 26 years in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Born in Sidcup on 5 May 1905, he was consecrated and ordained as parish priest in Southwark on 30 May 1931 by Cardinal Bernard William Griffin and Bishops Beck and Farren. On 12 December 1949 he was appointed Bishop of Southwark.

On 28 May 1965, aged 60, he was appointed as Archbishop of Southwark. He was Grand Prior for England and Wales of the Knights of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Archbishop Cowderoy, died on 10 October 1976, aged 71, in office.


Archbishop Cowderoy consecrated or co-consecrated the following bishops (all deceased):

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