Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam

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Diocese of Hallam
Dioecesis Hallamensis
Cathedral Church of St Marie.JPG
Country  England
Territory County of South Yorkshire, parts of the High Peak and Chesterfield Districts of Derbyshire, and the district of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire
Ecclesiastical province Liverpool
Metropolitan Archdiocese of Liverpool
Deaneries 7
Coordinates 53°22′59″N 1°27′54″W / 53.383°N 1.465°W / 53.383; -1.465Coordinates: 53°22′59″N 1°27′54″W / 53.383°N 1.465°W / 53.383; -1.465
Area 1,030 km2 (400 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
60,188 (3.8%)
Parishes 60
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established 30 May 1980
Cathedral Cathedral Church of St Marie
Secular priests 65
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R.
Metropolitan Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, OP
Vicar General Fr. Desmond Sexton
The Diocese of Hallam within the Province of Liverpool
The Diocese of Hallam within the Province of Liverpool

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam is a diocese of the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic church in England.

The diocese comprises the whole of the City of Sheffield, and the surrounding towns of Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield, the Peak District and areas of Worksop and Retford.

The Diocese was formed on 30 May 1980 by removing territory from the Diocese of Leeds and the Diocese of Nottingham and is one of the six suffragan sees in the ecclesiastical Province of Liverpool. The Diocese derives its name from Hallamshire, an ancient name for the Sheffield area. It is under the patronage of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, whose feast is celebrated as a solemnity in the diocese on 27 June.

The first Bishop of Hallam was Gerald Moverley, who resigned in July 1996 and died later that year. The second bishop was John Rawsthorne, who had previously been an auxiliary bishop of Liverpool and titular bishop of Rotdon. The third and current incumbent is Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R., who had previously been Bishop of Gibraltar. The diocesan Cathedral is the Cathedral Church of St. Marie in the city centre of Sheffield.


The parishes included in the Diocese of Hallam are presented within their respective deanery, also featured at the top of each section is its patronage.


Patron: The Holy Rood

Blessed Sacrament, Athersley • Holy Rood, Barnsley • Our Lady and St James, Worsbrough • St Joseph and Blessed English Martyrs, Kendray • St Mary Magdalene, Cudworth • St Teresa, Darton • St Paul, Grimethorpe • Our Lady and St Joseph, Royston • Sacred Heart, Goldthorpe • St Michael and All Angels, Wombwell • Sacred Heart and St Helen, Hoyland


Patron: St Gilbert of Sempringham

St Joseph, Dinnington • St Patrick, Harworth • St Helen, Oldcotes • St Patrick, Harworth • St Joseph, Retford • St Joseph the Worker, Worksop • St Mary, Worksop


Patron: The Padley Martyrs, Ss Nicholas Garlick and Robert Ludlam

Our Lady of Sorrows, Bamford • The Annunciation, Chesterfield • The Holy Family, Chesterfield • St Hugh of Lincoln, Chesterfield • The Sacred Heart, Clowne (<to be taken out after the weekend of the 3rd september) • Holy Spirit, Dronfield • St Michael the Archangel, Hathersage • Padley Chapel, Padley • St Patrick, New Whittington • Immaculate Conception, Spinkhill • Mount St Mary's College, Spinkhill • St Joseph's, Staverley


Patron: St Charles Borromeo

Our Lady of Sorrows and St Francis, Armthorpe • Blessed English Martyrs, Askern • Sacred Heart, Balby • St Helen, Burghwallis • St George and the English Martyrs, Carcroft • Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St Mary Magdalen, Intake • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bentley • St Paul, Cantley • St Peter in Chains, Doncaster • Maridon Pastoral Centre, Doncaster • Polish Chaplaincy, Doncaster • St Mary, Edlington • Holy Family, Finningley • St Thomas of Canterbury, Kirk Sandall • St Joseph and St Nicholas, Moorends • Christ the King, Rossington • Our Lady of the Assumption, Stainforth • St Joseph and St Teresa, Woodlands • St Alban, Denaby • English Martyrs, Mexborough


Patron: St Bede

St Augustine of Canterbury, Kiveton Park • St Mary Magdalene, Maltby • Roche Abbey, Maltby • The Parish Rooms, Tickhill • St Joseph, Rawmarsh • The Immaculate Conception, Rotherham • St Bede, Rotherham • Forty Martyrs, Rotherham • St Gerard, Rotherham • Blessed Trinity, Wickersley • St Joseph, Wath upon Dearne

Sheffield North[edit]

Patron: St Thomas More

Cathedral Church of St Marie, Sheffield • St Ann, Deepcar • St Mary, High Green • Carmelite Monastery of the Holy Spirit • St Mary, Penistone • The Sacred Heart, Hillsborough • St Catherine of Alexandria, Sheffield • St Patrick, Sheffield • St Thomas More, Sheffield • St Vincent, Walkley and Crookes • St Michael's Cemetery Chapel • St Francis of Assisi, Sandygate • Claremont Hospital Chapel, Sheffield • St Charles Borromeo, Attercliffe

Sheffield South[edit]

Patron: St John Fisher

Saint Edward the Confessor, Rotherham • Holy Family, Sheffield • Our Lady of Lourdes, Hackenthorpe • St Anthony Gleadless, Sheffield • English Martyrs, Totley • Diocese of Hallam Pastoral Centre, Sheffield • St Joseph, Handsworth • St Martin de Porres, Swallownest • St Oswald, Wybourn • St Theresa of the Child, Manor Estate • Mother of God and St Wilfrid, Sheffield • Our Lady of Beauchief & St Thomas of Canterbury, Meadowhead • St William of York, Sheffield • Polish Catholic Centre, Sheffield • Catholic Chaplaincy, Hallam University • Catholic Chaplaincy, Sheffield University

Bishops of the Diocese of Hallam[edit]

See also: Bishop of Hallam

Tenure Incumbent Notes
3 July 1980 – 9 July 1996 Gerald Moverley Auxiliary Bishop of Leeds; resigned
3 July 1997 – 20 May 2014 John Rawsthorne Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool; installed 4 June 1997; resigned
10 July 2014 – present Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R. Bishop of Gibraltar; appointed 20 May 2014


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