|The Right Reverend
|Bishop Emeritus of Salford|
Bishop Terence Brain
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||2 September 1997|
|Installed||7 October 1997|
|Term ended||30 September 2014|
|Predecessor||Patrick Altham Kelly|
|Ordination||22 February 1964
by Francis Joseph Grimshaw
|Consecration||25 April 1991
by Maurice Noël Léon Couve de Murville
|Birth name||Terence John Brain|
19 December 1938 |
Bishop Brain attended King Henry VIII Grammar School and Cotton College before training for the priesthood at Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield. He was ordained as a priest by Archbishop Grimshaw in St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham on 22 February 1964.
Priestly and Episcopal career
In 1964 he was appointed as an assistant priest in Longton, Staffordshire although after a year he returned to Cotton College and remained there for four years. After that he worked at Dudley Road Hospital in Birmingham as their chaplain for two years and later went on to serve as secretary to Archbishop George Dwyer (until he retired) and then to Archbishop Maurice Noël Léon Couve de Murville.
Terence became the priest to a series of parishes in the Midlands area, including Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. On 5 February 1991, he was consecrated as Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham and appointed Titular Bishop of Amudarsa.
Bishop Brain's resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on Tuesday, 30 September 2014. That same day, the Pope appointed Bishop John Arnold, one of the auxiliary bishops and vicars general of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster, as Bishop Brain's successor. Bishop Brain then retired to live in Alkrington.
Terence Brain has been heavily involved with education and from 1986-1991 he was a member of Staffordshire Education Committee and Schools Commissioner for Staffordshire. He has been much involved with the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage and has served as the director for a number of years. In 1995 he chaired a working party for the Bishop's Conference on child abuse which led to the pastoral document Healing the Wound.[non-primary source needed]
- Right Reverend Terence Brain. The Catholic Church in England and Wales website. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
- Salford Diocese. Graham's Home Page. Retrieved on 12 March 2010.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Bishop of Salford