Roman Catholic Bishop of Plymouth

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Bishop of Plymouth
Bishopric
catholic
Incumbent:
Mark O'Toole
Province Southwark
Diocese Plymouth
Cathedral Plymouth Cathedral
Formation 1850

The Bishop of Plymouth is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth in the Province of Southwark, England.[1][2]

The diocese covers an area of 12,831 km2 (4,954 sq mi) and consists of the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. The see is in the City of Plymouth where the bishop's seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary and Saint Boniface.[1][2]

The diocese of Plymouth was one of the dioceses erected on 29 September 1850 from the Vicariate Apostolic of the Western District.[1][2] The bishop is the Right Reverend Mark O'Toole, the 9th Bishop of Plymouth, who was appointed on 9 November 2013 by Pope Francis.[3]

List of bishops[edit]

Roman Catholic Bishops of Plymouth
From Until Incumbent Notes
1851 1855 George Errington Appointed bishop on 27 June 1851, consecrated on 25 July 1851, and installed on 7 August 1851. Translated to Westminster as Coadjutor Archbishop on 30 March 1855.[4]
1855 1902 William Vaughan Appointed bishop on 10 July 1855 and consecrated on 16 September 1855. Died in office on 24 October 1902.[5]
1902 1911 Charles Maurice Graham Appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Plymouth on 25 September 1891 and consecrated on 28 October 1891. Succeeded Bishop of Plymouth on 25 October 1902. Retired on 16 March 1911 and appointed Titular Bishop of Tiberias. Died on 2 September 1912.[6]
1911 1928 John Joseph Keily Appointed bishop on 21 April 1911 and consecrated on 13 June 1911. Died in office on 23 September 1928.[7]
1929 1946 John Patrick Barrett Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Birmingham (1926–1929). Appointed Bishop of Plymouth on 7 June 1929. Died in office on 2 November 1946.[8]
1947 1954 Francis Joseph Grimshaw Appointed bishop on 2 June 1947 and consecrated on 25 July 1947. Translated to the archbishopric of Birmingham on 11 May 1954.[9]
1955 1985 Cyril Edward Restieaux Appointed bishop on 9 April 1955 and consecrated on 14 June 1955. Retired on 19 November 1985 and died on 27 February 1996.[10]
1986 2013 Hugh Christopher Budd Appointed bishop on 19 November 1985 and consecrated on 15 January 1986. Retired on 9 November 2013.[11]
2014 present Mark O'Toole Appointed bishop on 9 November 2013 [3] and consecrated on 28 January 2014[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Diocese of Plymouth". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Diocese of Plymouth at GCatholic.org.com. Retrieved on 14 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Pope Francis appoints new English bishop". Catholic Herald. UK. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Archbishop George Errington". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bishop William Vaughan". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Bishop Charles Maurice Graham". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bishop John Joseph Keily". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bishop John Patrick Barrett". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Archbishop Francis Joseph Grimshaw". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bishop Cyril Edward Restieaux". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  11. ^ "Bishop Hugh Christopher Budd". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "Seminary Rector Mgr Mark O'Toole appointed Bishop of Plymouth". Independent Catholic News. UK. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013.