Thomas Holland (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Thomas Holland
Bishop of Salford
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Diocese Salford
Appointed 3 September 1964
Term ended 22 June 1983
Predecessor George Andrew Beck
Successor Patrick Kelly
Ordination 18 June 1933
Consecration 12 September 1964
Personal details
Born 11 June 1908
Southport, Lancashire, England
Died 30 September 1999 (aged 91)
Manchester, England
Denomination Roman Catholic

Thomas Holland (11 June 1908 – 30 September 1999) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the Bishop of Salford from 1964 to 1983.[1]

Born in Southport on 11 June 1908, he was ordained to the priesthood on 18 June 1933. He was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Portsmouth and Titular Bishop of Etenna on 31 October 1960. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 21 December 1960, the principal consecrator was Archbishop John King of Portsmouth, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop George Dwyer of Leeds (later Archbishop of Birmingham) and Bishop John Healy of Gibraltar. Before he succeeded to the see of Portsmouth, Holland was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Salford on 28 August 1964. He participated in all the four sessions of the Second Vatican Council, held between in 1962 and 1965.[1] On 16 October 1963, Holland became the first bishop to call from the Council floor for what would later be established as the Synod of Bishops.[2]

He retired on 22 June 1983 and assumed the title Bishop Emeritus of Salford. He died on 30 September 1999, aged 91.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Thomas Holland". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 29 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Kloppenburg, Ecclesiology of Vatican II (1974) 208
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
George Andrew Beck
Bishop of Salford
Succeeded by
Patrick Altham Kelly