Terry Drainey

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Terry Drainey
Bishop of Middlesbrough
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Diocese Middlesbrough
See Middlesbrough
Appointed 17 November 2007
Installed 25 January 2008
Predecessor John Patrick Crowley
Ordination 12 July 1975
Consecration 25 January 2008
by Patrick Altham Kelly
Personal details
Born (1949-08-01) 1 August 1949 (age 67)
Manchester, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic
Styles of
Terence Drainey
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Reference style The Right Reverend
Spoken style Your Lordship
Religious style Bishop

Terence Patrick "Terry" Drainey (born Manchester, 1 August 1949) is the seventh and current Bishop of Middlesbrough.


Drainey studied for the priesthood at St Cuthbert's College, Ushaw and the Royal English College at Valladolid, Spain. He was ordained in 1975 for the Diocese of Salford where he worked for ten years as an assistant priest. From 1986 to 1991 he was on loan to the Archdiocese of Kisumu in Kenya as a fidei donum (literally translated as "gift of faith") priest.

In 1991, upon leaving Africa, Drainey returned to the Salford diocese where he was appointed parish priest at the church of the Holy Cross, Patricroft, Eccles in Salford, where he served for the next six years prior to being appointed spiritual director to the Royal English College at Valladolid in 1997.

In June 2003, Drainey returned to England to take up the position of President of Ushaw College. Three years later, on 12 April 2006, he was appointed a Papal Chaplain by Pope Benedict XVI with the title of Monsignor.

Drainey was appointed seventh Bishop of Middlesbrough by the Pope on 17 November 2007 and was installed by Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, in St Mary's Cathedral, Middlesbrough on 25 January 2008. Upon his appointment he requested that people call him "Bishop Terry", to avoid confusion with Bishop Terence Brain of Salford.[1]


  1. ^ "New Bishop of Middlesbrough Ordained". BBC. 25 January 2008. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John Patrick Crowley
Bishop of Middlesbrough
2007 – present