Peter Amigo

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Peter Emmanuel Amigo
Bishop of Southwark
Diocese Southwark
See Southwark
Appointed 12 March 1904
Installed 25 March 1904
Term ended 1 October 1949
Predecessor Francis Alphonsus Bourne
Successor Cyril Conrad Cowderoy
Ordination 25 February 1888
Consecration 25 March 1904
by Francis Alphonsus Bourne
Personal details
Born (1864-05-26)26 May 1864
Died 1 October 1949(1949-10-01) (aged 85)
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic

Peter Emmanuel Amigo (26 May 1864, Gibraltar – 1 October 1949) was a Roman Catholic bishop in the Catholic Church in England and Wales. He was the founder of The John Fisher School in 1929.


He studied at St Edmund's College, Ware, and St. Thomas's, Hammersmith. He was ordained priest on 25 February 1888. He was for a short time at Stoke Newington, then professor at St Edmund's from September 1888 until July 1892.[1]

He was then appointed assistant priest at Hammersmith from September 1892 to June 1896. He was afterwards at Ss Mary and Michael Church, Commercial Road, East London, first as assistant priest, then as rector from June 1896 to April 1901. He was then appointed rector of the mission at Walworth in the Archdiocese of Southwark.[1]

He was consecrated as Bishop of Southwark by Cardinal Francis Bourne on 25 March 1904. Having received the personal title of Archbishop on 18 December 1937, he remained in control of the diocese until his death on 1 October 1949, aged 85.

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  1. ^ a b Southwark, Catholic Encyclopedia, retrieved July 2011