John Toner (bishop)

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John Toner (1857–1949) was a Scottish Roman Catholic clergyman who served as the Bishop of Dunkeld from 1914 to 1949.[1]

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on 14 March 1857, he was ordained to the priesthood on 25 March 1882. He was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Dunkeld by the Holy See on 8 September 1914, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 15 October 1914. The principal consecrator was James August Smith, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh and the principal co-consecrators were Donald Aloysius Mackintosh, Coadjutor Archbishop of Glasgow and James William McCarthy, Bishop of Galloway.[1]

He died in office on 31 May 1949, aged 92.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop John Toner". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Fraser
Bishop of Dunkeld
Succeeded by
James Donald Scanlan