|The Most Reverend
Francis Joseph Grimshaw
|Archbishop of Birmingham|
|Appointed||11 May 1954|
|Term ended||22 March 1965|
|Successor||George Patrick Dwyer|
|Ordination||27 February 1926 (Priest)|
|Consecration||25 July 1947 (Bishop)|
|Born||6 October 1901
Bridgwater, Somerset, England
|Died||22 March 1965|
|Previous post||Bishop of Plymouth|
Born in Bridgwater, Somerset on 6 October 1901, and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers at St Brendan's College, Bristol, then in Berkeley Square in central Bristol; in 1960 he would dedicate the new school in Brislington. He was ordained to the priesthood on 27 February 1926, and appointed Bishop of Plymouth on 2 June 1947. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 25 July 1947. The principal consecrator was Joseph Masterson, Archbishop of Birmingham; and the principal co-consecrators were William Lee (Bishop of Clifton), and Edward Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham.
He was translated to the Archdiocese of Birmingham as Archbishop of Birmingham on 11 May 1954. In 1958 he led the Christian Brothers schools of England on a pilgrimage to Lourdes in the centenary year of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to St Bernadette. He participated in the first three sessions of the Second Vatican Council, held between in 1962 and 1965.
He died in office on 22 March 1965, aged 63.
|Catholic Church titles|
John Joseph Keily
|Bishop of Plymouth
Cyril Edward Restieaux
|Archbishop of Birmingham
George Patrick Dwyer