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Diocese of

Clifton

England England

Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 10,916 km²

Population: 179,972 Catholics (6.9% of 2,619,900 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Birmingham

Neighbouring Dioceses: Plymouth (↙), Cardiff (←), Birmingham (↑), Portsmouth (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for Bishops

Patron Saint: Our Blessed Lady Conceived Without Sin (December 8), Sts. Peter and Paul (June 29)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 30

Statistics: 103 parishes, 33 missions, 132 priests (93 diocesan, 39 religious), 56 deacons, 141 lay religious (45 brothers, 96 sisters), 4 seminarians (2015)

Address: Alexander House, 160 Pennywell Road, Bristol, BS5 0BX, England

Phone: (0117)902.5591

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History


Special Churches

Plymouth (↙), Cardiff (←), Birmingham (↑), Portsmouth (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2001.02.27 – ...):Bishop Declan Ronan Lang (68)Bishop Declan Ronan Lang (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Clifton (Roman Rite)

Bishop Declan Ronan Lang (68)Bishop Declan Ronan Lang (68)Permalink
(2001.02.27 – ...)

Bishop of Clifton (England)

Evangelii Nuntiandi

Born:1950.04.15 (England)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2001.03.28

Bishop of Clifton (England) (2001.02.27 – ...)

Bishop Mervyn Alban AlexanderPermalink
(1974.12.20 – 2001.02.27)

Born:1925.06.29 (England)
Ordained Priest:1948.07.18
Consecrated Bishop:1972.04.25
Died:2010.08.14 († 85)

Titular Bishop of Pinhel (1972.03.08 – 1974.12.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Clifton (England) (1972.03.08 – 1974.12.20)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1974.12.20 – 2001.02.27)

Bishop Joseph Edward RudderhamPermalink
(1949.05.14 – 1974.08.31)

Born:1899.06.17 (England)
Ordained Priest:1926.10.31
Consecrated Bishop:1949.07.26
Died:1979.02.24 († 79)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1949.05.14 – 1974.08.31)

Bishop William LeePermalink
(1931.12.18 – 1948.09.21)

Manete in dilectione mea

Born:1875.09.27 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1901.03.02
Consecrated Bishop:1932.01.26
Died:1948.09.21 († 72)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1931.12.18 – 1948.09.21)

Bishop George Ambrose BurtonPermalink
(1902.03.15 – 1931.02.08)

Born:1856.04.28 (England)
Ordained Priest:1890.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:1902.05.01
Died:1931.02.08 († 74)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1902.03.15 – 1931.02.08)

Bishop William Robert BrownlowPermalink
(1894.03.20 – 1901.11.09)

Born:1830.07.04 (England)
Ordained Priest:1866.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1894.05.01
Died:1901.11.09 († 71)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1894.03.20 – 1901.11.09)

Archbishop Charles Petre EyrePermalink
(Apostolic Administrator 1869.04.16 – 1878.03.15)

Bishop William Hugh Joseph CliffordPermalink
(1857.01.29 – 1893.08.14)

Born:1823.12.24 (England)
Ordained Priest:1850.08.25
Consecrated Bishop:1857.02.15
Died:1893.08.14 († 69)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1857.01.29 – 1893.08.14)

Bishop Thomas BurgessPermalink
(1851.06.27 – 1854.11.27)

Born:1791.10.01 (England)
Consecrated Bishop:1851.07.27
Died:1854.11.27 († 63)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1851.06.27 – 1854.11.27)

Bishop Joseph William Hendren, O.F.M.Permalink
(1850.09.29 – 1851.06.22)

Deus Meus et Omnia

Born:1791.10.19 (England)
Ordained Priest:1815.09.28
Consecrated Bishop:1848.09.10
Died:1866.11.14 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Verinopolis (1848.07.28 – 1850.09.29)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1848.07.28 – 1850.09.29)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1850.09.29 – 1851.06.22)

Bishop of Nottingham (England) (1851.06.22 – 1853.02.23)

Titular Bishop of Martiria (1853.02.23 – 1866.11.14)

Vicars Apostolic of Western District (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph William Hendren, O.F.M.Permalink
(1848.07.28 – 1850.09.29)

(see above)

Bishop William Bernard Ullathorne (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1846.05.12 – 1848.07.28)

Born:1806.05.07 (England)
Ordained Priest:1831
Consecrated Bishop:1846.06.21
Died:1889.03.21 († 82)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1846.05.12 – 1848.07.28)

Titular Bishop of Etalonia (1846.05.12 – 1850.09.29)

Vicar Apostolic of Central District (England) (1848.07.28 – 1850.09.29)

Bishop of Birmingham (England) (1850.09.29 – 1888.04.27)

Titular Archbishop of Cabassa (1888.04.27 – 1889.03.21)

Bishop Charles Michael BaggsPermalink
(1844.01.09 – 1845.10.16)

Born:1806.05.21 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1830.12
Consecrated Bishop:1844.01.28
Died:1845.10.16 († 39)

Titular Bishop of Pella (1844.01.09 – 1845.10.16)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1844.01.09 – 1845.10.16)

Bishop Peter Augustine Baines, O.S.B.Permalink
(1829.03.03 – 1843.07.06)

Born:1787.01.25 (England)
Ordained Priest:1817
Consecrated Bishop:1823.05.01
Died:1843.07.06 († 56)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1823.02.04 – 1829.03.03)

Titular Bishop of Sigus (1823.02.04 – 1843.07.06)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1829.03.03 – 1843.07.06)

Bishop Peter Bernardine Collingridge, O.F.M. Rec.Permalink
(1809.10.18 – 1829.03.03)

Born:1757.03.10 (England)
Consecrated Bishop:1807.10.11
Died:1829.03.03 († 71)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1807.01.13 – 1809.10.18)

Titular Bishop of Thespia (1807.01.13 – 1829.03.03)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1809.10.18 – 1829.03.03)

Bishop William Gregory Sharrock, O.S.B.Permalink
(1797.11.25 – 1809.10.17)

Born:1742.03.30 (England)
Consecrated Bishop:1780.08.12
Died:1809.10.17 († 67)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1779.09.30 – 1797.11.25)

Titular Bishop of Telmissus (1779.09.30 – 1809.10.17)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1797.11.25 – 1809.10.17)

Bishop Charles Walmesley, O.S.B.Permalink
(1770.04.14 – 1797.11.25)

Born:1722.01.13 (England)
Consecrated Bishop:1756.12.21
Died:1797.11.25 († 75)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1756.06.15 – 1770.04.14)

Titular Bishop of Ramata (1756.06.15 – 1797.11.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1770.04.14 – 1797.11.25)

Bishop Lawrence William York, O.S.B.Permalink
(1750.05.22 – 1763.07.11)

Born:1687 (England)
Ordained Priest:1711
Consecrated Bishop:1741.08.10
Died:1770.04.14 († 83)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1741.05.13 – 1750.05.22)

Titular Bishop of Nebbi (1741.05.13 – 1770.04.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1750.05.22 – 1763.07.11)

Bishop Matthew Pritchard, O.F.M.Permalink
(1713.09.20 – 1744.11.20)

Born:1669 (Wales)
Ordained Priest:1693
Consecrated Bishop:1715.06.09
Died:1750.05.22 († 81)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1713.09.20 – 1744.11.20)

Titular Bishop of Myra (1713.09.20 – 1750.05.22)

Bishop Philip Michael Ellis, O.S.B.Permalink
(1688.01.28 – 1705)

Born:1652 (England)
Consecrated Bishop:1688.05.06
Died:1726.11.16 († 74)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1688.01.28 – 1705)

Titular Bishop of Aureliopolis (1688.01.28 – 1708.10.03)

Bishop of Segni (Italy) (1708.10.03 – 1726.11.16)

Former Prelates


as of 2019.01.17

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