John McIntyre (archbishop of Birmingham)

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The Most Reverend
John McIntyre
Archbishop of Birmingham
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Birmingham
Province Birmingham
Appointed 16 June 1921
Installed 5 July 1921
Term ended 17 November 1928
Predecessor Edward Ilsley
Successor Thomas Leighton Williams
Ordination 22 May 1880
Consecration 30 July 1912
by Edward Ilsley
Personal details
Born 1 January 1855
Birmingham, England
Died 21 November 1935 (aged 80)
Nationality English
Denomination Roman Catholic

John McIntyre (1855–1935) was an English prelate who served as the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham from 1921 to 1928.[1]

Early life and ministry[edit]

Born in Birmingham on 1 January 1855,[1] he was educated at Sedgley Park School, Wolverhampton, the English College, Douai, St Bernard's Seminary, Olton and the English College, Rome.[2] After his ordination to the priesthood on 22 May 1880,[1] he served at Colwich, Staffordshire, and then alternatively at Oscott and Olton until 1912. Between 1898 and 1912, he was the Vice-Rector at St Mary's College, Oscott.[2]

Episcopal career[edit]

He was appointed an auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham and Titular Bishop of Lamus on 24 June 1912.[1] His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 30 July 1912, the principal consecrator was Edward Ilsley, Archbishop of Birmingham, with bishops Mostyn and Burton as co-consecrators.[1] The next year, he was appointed Rector of the English College, Rome, despite the protests of Archbishop Ilsley.[2] After five years, he was appointed an official of the Roman Curia and Titular Archbishop of Oxyrynchus on 24 August 1917.[1]

Following Archbishop Ilsley's retirement, McIntyre was appointed Archbishop of Birmingham on 16 June 1921 and installed at St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham on 5 July 1921.[1] After seven years as archbishop of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, he was forced to resign due to ill-health on 17 November 1928 and appointed Titular Archbishop of Odessus.[1][2]

He died on 21 November 1935, aged 80.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Archbishop John McIntyre". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Birmingham Archdiocesan Archives. "Correspondence to the Rt. Rev. and later Most Rev. John McIntyre". The National Archives. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Edward Ilsley
Archbishop of Birmingham
Succeeded by
Thomas Leighton Williams