John Sherrington

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The Right Reverend
John Sherrington
Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster
Church Roman Catholic Church
Province Westminster
Diocese Westminster
See Hilta
Appointed 30 June 2011
Installed 14 September 2011
Other posts Titular Bishop of Hilta
Ordination 16 June 1987
by Basil Hume
Consecration 14 September 2011
by Vincent Nichols
Personal details
Born (1958-01-05) 5 January 1958 (age 59)
Leicester, England
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic

John Francis Sherrington (born 5 January 1958) is an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Westminster. His appointment was announced on 30 June 2011.[1][2] He had previously served as part of the clergy of the Diocese of Nottingham.


John Sherrington was born in Leicester in 1958 to Frank and Catherine Sherrington, and has one brother. He attended St Thomas More Catholic Primary School and Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys, both in Leicester. After his secondary education he attended Queens' College, Cambridge obtaining his Masters in Mathematics. He later worked as a computer specialist. He began his ecclesiastical studies at All Hallows College, Dublin, earning a Bachelor of Arts. He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Nottingham on 13 June 1987. He earned a licentiate in moral theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (1988–1990).

Later he held the following pastoral assignments: Parochial Vicar at St Anne’s in Radcliffe on Trent (1987–1988), Professor of Moral Theology at All Hallows College (1990–98), Professor of Moral Theology and Director of Studies at the inter-diocesan seminary in Wonersh (1998–2004), Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Mickleover, Derbyshire (2004–09). From 2009-11 he was Parish Priest of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Arnold, Nottingham. At the same time he held the office of President of the Diocesan Commission for Marriage and Family Life and he has been a Consultor of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales on issues of morality.

He was appointed an auxiliary bishop of Westminster and was raised to the episcopate by Archbishop Vincent Nichols, as well as being appointed titular bishop of Hilta, on 14 September 2011.


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