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David John Cashman
Bishop of Arundel and Brighton
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
DioceseArundel and Brighton
Appointed14 June 1965
Term ended14 March 1971
SuccessorMichael George Bowen
Ordination24 December 1938
Consecration27 May 1958
by William Godfrey
Personal details
Born27 December 1912
Bristol, England
Died14 March 1971 (aged 58)
DenominationRoman Catholic
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David John Cashman (1912–1971) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Arundel and Brighton from 1965 to 1971.[1][2][3]

Early life and ministry[edit]

Born in Bristol on 27 December 1912, he was educated at Cotton College, Staffordshire and the English College, Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood on 24 December 1938,[1][3] and began his career at St Mary and Angels, Stoke on Trent, followed by as Chaplain to the Duke of Norfolk, and later Parish Priest of St Mary’s Church, Cadogan Street, Chelsea, London.[4]

Episcopal career[edit]

He was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Cantanus on 25 March 1958.[1][3] His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 27 May 1958, the principal consecrator was Cardinal William Godfrey, Archbishop of Westminster and the principal co-consecrators were Cyril Conrad Cowderoy, Bishop (later Archbishop) of Southwark and George Laurence Craven, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster.[1][3]

Cashman was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton on 14 June 1965.[1][3][5] He attended all the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council, held between in 1962 and 1965.[1]

He died in office on 14 March 1971, aged 58.[1][3] There is a memorial to him within Arundel Cathedral.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Bishop David John Cashman". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 9780199540877
  3. ^ a b c d e f Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. GCatholic.org. Retrieved on 12 June 2011.
  4. ^ Incumbents of St Mary's Parish. St Mary's Church, Chelsea. Retrieved on 12 June 2011
  5. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Jun 23, 1965; pg. 12; Issue 56355; col E News in Brief
Catholic Church titles
New title Bishop of Arundel and Brighton
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