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Diocese of

Aberdeen

Scotland Scotland

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 30,000 km²

Population: 50,000 Catholics (6.2% of 800,000 total) (2015)

Statistics: 42 parishes, 52 priests (34 diocesan, 18 religious), 11 deacons, 60 lay religious (43 brothers, 17 sisters), 6 seminarians (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Saint Andrews and Edinburgh

Neighbouring Dioceses: Argyll and The Isles (↙), Reykjavík (↖), Dunkeld (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Address: Bishop's House, 3 Queen's Cross, Aberdeen AB15 4XU, Scotland

Phone: (01224)31-9154

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Argyll and The Isles (↙), Reykjavík (↖), Dunkeld (↓)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2011.06.04 – ...):Bishop Hugh Edward Gilbert, O.S.B. (67)Bishop Hugh Edward Gilbert, O.S.B. (67)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Scotland

Ordinaries

Bishops of Aberdeen (Roman Rite)

Bishop Hugh Edward Gilbert, O.S.B. (67)Bishop Hugh Edward Gilbert, O.S.B. (67)Permalink
(2011.06.04 – ...)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland)
President of Bishops’ Conference of Scotland

Omnia in Ipso constant

Born:1952.03.15 (England)
Ordained Priest:1982.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2011.08.15

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (2011.06.04 – ...)

President of Bishops’ Conference of Scotland (2018.11.07 – ...)

Bishop Peter Antony Moran (84)Bishop Peter Antony Moran (84)Permalink
(2003.10.13 – 2011.06.04)

Bishop emeritus of Aberdeen (Scotland)

Gaudium et spes

Born:1935.04.13 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1959.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:2003.12.01

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (2003.10.13 – 2011.06.04)

Archbishop Mario Joseph Conti (85)Bishop Mario Joseph Conti (85) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1977.02.28 – 2002.01.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Glasgow (Scotland)

Sincero corde servire

Born:1934.03.20 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1958.10.26
Consecrated Bishop:1977.05.03

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1977.02.28 – 2002.01.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow (Scotland) (2002.01.15 – 2012.07.24)

Apostolic Administrator of Paisley (Scotland) (2004.10.07 – 2005.09.13)

Bishop Michael FoylanPermalink
(1964.12.08 – 1976.05.28)

Born:1907.06.29 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1931.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:1965.03.25
Died:1976.05.28 († 68)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1964.12.08 – 1976.05.28)

Bishop Francis Raymond Walsh, M. Afr.Permalink
(1951.06.20 – 1963.07.22)

Ut sint unum

Born:1901.09.15 (England)
Ordained Priest:1925.03.07
Consecrated Bishop:1951.09.12
Died:1974.10.27 († 73)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1951.06.20 – 1963.07.22)

Titular Bishop of Birtha (1963.09.12 – 1970.12.07)

Bishop John Alexander MathesonPermalink
(1947.08.02 – 1950.07.05)

Born:1901.04.28 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1925.03.07
Consecrated Bishop:1947.09.24
Died:1950.07.05 († 49)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1947.08.02 – 1950.07.05)

Bishop George Henry BennettPermalink
(1918.06.18 – 1946.12.25)

Born:1875.06.24 (Antigua and Barbuda)
Ordained Priest:1898.04.09
Consecrated Bishop:1918.08.01
Died:1946.12.25 († 71)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1918.06.18 – 1946.12.25)

Bishop Aeneas ChisholmPermalink
(1899.01.07 – 1918.01.13)

Born:1836.06.26 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1859.05.15
Consecrated Bishop:1899.02.24
Died:1918.01.13 († 81)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1899.01.07 – 1918.01.13)

Bishop Hugh MacDonald, C.SS.R.Permalink
(1890.08.14 – 1898.05.29)

Born:1841.11.07 (England)
Ordained Priest:1867.09.21
Consecrated Bishop:1890.10.23
Died:1898.05.29 († 56)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1890.08.14 – 1898.05.29)

Bishop Colin GrantPermalink
(1889.07.16 – 1889.09.26)

Born:1832.02.03 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1855.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1889.08.13
Died:1889.09.26 († 57)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1889.07.16 – 1889.09.26)

Bishop John MacDonaldPermalink
(1878.03.04 – 1889.02.04)

Born:1818.07.02 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1841.11.04
Consecrated Bishop:1869.02.24
Died:1889.02.04 († 70)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Northern District of Scotland (Scotland) (1868.12.11 – 1869.02.23)

Titular Bishop of Nicopolis (1868.12.11 – 1878.03.04)

Vicar Apostolic of Northern District of Scotland (Scotland) (1869.02.23 – 1878.03.04)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1878.03.04 – 1889.02.04)

Vicars Apostolic of Northern District of Scotland (Roman Rite)

Bishop John MacDonaldPermalink
(1869.02.23 – 1878.03.04)

(see above)

Bishop James KylePermalink
(1827.02.13 – 1869.02.23)

Born:1788.09.22 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1812.03.21
Consecrated Bishop:1828.09.28
Died:1869.02.23 († 80)

Titular Bishop of Germanicia (1827.02.13 – 1869.02.23)

Vicar Apostolic of Northern District of Scotland (Scotland) (1827.02.13 – 1869.02.23)

Vicars Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ranald MacDonaldPermalink
(1819.08.27 – 1827.02.13)

Born:1756 (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1820.02.25
Died:1832.09.20 († 76)

Vicar Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Scotland) (1819.08.27 – 1827.02.13)

Titular Bishop of Arindela (1819.08.27 – 1832.09.20)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District of Scotland (Scotland) (1827.02.13 – 1832.09.20)

Bishop Aeneas ChisholmPermalink
(1814.07.08 – 1818.07.31)

Born:1759 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1783
Consecrated Bishop:1805.09.15
Died:1818.07.31 († 59)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Scotland) (1804.05.11 – 1814.07.08)

Titular Bishop of Diocæsarea antea Sepphoris (1804.05.11 – 1818.07.31)

Vicar Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Scotland) (1814.07.08 – 1818.07.31)

Bishop John ChisholmPermalink
(1791.11.08 – 1814.07.08)

Born:1752.09 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1777.04
Consecrated Bishop:1792.02.12
Died:1814.07.08 († 61)

Titular Bishop of Oreus (1791.11.08 – 1814.07.08)

Vicar Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Scotland) (1791.11.08 – 1814.07.08)

Bishop Alexander MacDonaldPermalink
(1779.09.30 – 1791.09.09)

Born:1736 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1764.08.10
Consecrated Bishop:1780.03.12
Died:1791.09.09 († 55)

Titular Bishop of Polemonium (1779.09.30 – 1791.09.09)

Vicar Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Scotland) (1779.09.30 – 1791.09.09)

Bishop John MacDonaldPermalink
(1773.03.12 – 1779.05.09)

Born:1727 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1752.04.01
Consecrated Bishop:1761.09.27
Died:1779.05.09 († 52)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Scotland) (1761.02.25 – 1773.03.12)

Titular Bishop of Tiberiopolis (1761.02.25 – 1779.05.09)

Vicar Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Scotland) (1773.03.12 – 1779.05.09)

Bishop Hugh MacDonaldPermalink
(1731.02.12 – 1773.03.12)

Born:1699.02.02 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1725.09.18
Consecrated Bishop:1731.10.18
Died:1773.03.12 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Diana (1731.02.12 – 1773.03.12)

Vicar Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Scotland) (1731.02.12 – 1773.03.12)

Fr. Alexander John GrantPermalink
(1727.09.16 – 1727.09.19)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1727.09.19

Titular Bishop of Sura (1727.09.16 – 1727.09.19)

Vicar Apostolic of Highland District of Scotland (Scotland) (1727.09.16 – 1727.09.19)

Bishops of Aberdeen (Roman Rite)

Bishop William GordonPermalink
(1545.05.17 – 1577.08.06)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1547.01
Died:1577.08.06

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1545.05.17 – 1577.08.06)

Bishop William StewartPermalink
(1532.03.22 – 1545.04.10)

Born:1490 (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1533
Died:1545.04.10 († 55)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1532.03.22 – 1545.04.10)

Bishop Gavin DunbarPermalink
(1518 – 1532.03.10)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1519
Died:1532.03.10

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1518 – 1532.03.10)

Bishop Alexander GordonPermalink
(1514 – 1518.06.30)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1518.06.30

Bishop of Moray (Scotland) (1504 – 1516)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1514 – 1518.06.30)

Bishop William ElphinstonePermalink
(1483 – 1514.10.25)

Born:1431 (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1487
Died:1514.10.25 († 83)

Bishop of Ross (1481 – 1483)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1483 – 1514.10.25)

Bishop-elect Robert Blackadder (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1480 – 1483.03.19)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1483.05
Died:1508.07.28

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1480 – 1483.03.19)

Bishop of Glasgow (Scotland) (1483.03.19 – 1492.01.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow (Scotland) (1492.01.09 – 1508.07.28)

Bishop Thomas SpensPermalink
(1458 – 1480.04.14)

Born:1415 (Scotland)
Died:1480.04.14 († 65)

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1450 – 1458)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1458 – 1480.04.14)

Bishop Ingram LindsayPermalink
(1441.04.28 – 1458.08.24)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1441
Died:1458.08.24

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1441.04.28 – 1458.08.24)

Bishop Henry de LichtonPermalink
(1422.04 – 1440)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1415.03.08
Died:1440

Bishop of Moray (Scotland) (1414.05.18 – 1422.04)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1422.04 – 1440)

Bishop Gilbert de GreenlawPermalink
(1389 – 1421)

Born:1354 (Scotland)
Died:1421 († 67)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1389 – 1421)

Bishop Adam de TyninghamePermalink
(1380 – 1389.09.18)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1389.09.18

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1380 – 1389.09.18)

Bishop Alexander de KininmundPermalink
(1355.12.04 – 1380.07.29)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1356
Died:1380.07.29

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1355.12.04 – 1380.07.29)

Bishop John de RaitPermalink
(1350 – 1355)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1355

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1350 – 1355)

Bishop William de DeynPermalink
(1344 – 1350.08.20)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1350.08.20

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1344 – 1350.08.20)

Bishop Alexander de KininmundPermalink
(1329 – 1344)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1344

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1329 – 1344)

Fr. Walter HerokPermalink
(1329 – 1329)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1329

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1329 – 1329)

Bishop Henry Le ChenPermalink
(1282 – 1329)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1282
Died:1329

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1282 – 1329)

Bishop Hugh de BeninPermalink
(1272 – 1282)

Consecrated Bishop:1272
Died:1282

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1272 – 1282)

Bishop Richard de PottonPermalink
(1256 – 1272.04.26)

Died:1272.04.26

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1256 – 1272.04.26)

Bishop Peter de RamsayPermalink
(1247 – 1256)

Died:1256

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1247 – 1256)

Bishop Radulf de LamleyPermalink
(1239 – 1247)

Died:1247

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1239 – 1247)

Bishop Gilbert de StirlingPermalink
(1228 – 1239)

Died:1239

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1228 – 1239)

Bishop Adam de KaldPermalink
(1207 – 1228)

Died:1228

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1207 – 1228)

Bishop JohnPermalink
(1199.12 – 1207.10.13)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1200.06.20
Died:1207.10.13

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1199.12 – 1207.10.13)

Bishop MatthewPermalink
(1172 – 1199.08.20)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1172.04.02
Died:1199.08.20

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1172 – 1199.08.20)

Bishop EdwardPermalink
(1150? – 1171)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1171

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1150? – 1171)

Bishop NechtanPermalink
(1122? – 1140?)

Born: (Scotland)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1122? – 1140?)

Former Prelates


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