English Benedictine Congregation (E.B.C.)


Also known as: Congrégation bénédictine anglaise (français) / Congregazione Benedettina d’Inghilterra (Italiano) / Congregatio Angliae

Type: Monastic Order of Pontifical Right (for Men)

Confederation: Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines)

Depends on: Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and for Societies of Apostolic Life

Statistics: 12 houses, 242 members (190 priests) (2018)

Address: Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, England

Phone: (01761) 235-121

Website: Link




President:AustraliaAbbot Christopher Jamison, E.B.C. (70)Abbot Christopher Jamison, E.B.C. (70) (2017.08.01 – ...)
President:EnglandAbbot Richard Yeo, E.B.C. (2001.07.13 – 2017.08.01)
President:EnglandAbbot Francis Aidan Gasquet, E.B.C. (later Cardinal) (1900.09.26 – 1908?)

Living Bishops (1 Bishop)

WalesBishop John Mark Jabalé, E.B.C. (87)Bishop John Mark Jabalé, E.B.C. (87), Bishop emeritus of Menevia (Wales)

Deceased Bishops (5 Cardinals, 1 Archbishop, 3 Bishops)

2011: EnglandBishop Michael Ambrose Griffiths, E.B.C., Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle (England)

1999: EnglandCardinal George Basil Hume, E.B.C., Cardinal-Priest of S. Silvestro in Capite and Metropolitan Archbishop of Westminster (England)

1990: SwedenBishop Knut Ansgar Nelson, E.B.C., Bishop of Stockholm (Sweden)

1986: EnglandBishop Basil Christopher Butler, E.B.C., Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster (England)

1931: WalesArchbishop James Romanus Bilsborrow, E.B.C., Metropolitan Archbishop of Cardiff (Wales)

1929: EnglandCardinal Francis Aidan Gasquet, E.B.C., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Portico pro hac vice Title, President of Pontifical Commission for the Revision and Emendation of the Vulgate, Librarian of Vatican Apostolic Library and Archivist of Vatican Secret Archives

1398: EnglandCardinal Adam Easton, E.B.C., Cardinal-Priest of S. Cecilia

1376: EnglandCardinal Simon Langham, E.B.C., Cardinal-Bishop of Palestrina and Metropolitan Archbishop of Canterbury (England)

1181: EnglandCardinal Boso Breakspear, E.B.C., Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana and Chamberlain of the Holy Roman Church of Reverend Apostolic Camera

Other Former Prelates (1)

>2009: USAFr. Mark Sheridan, E.B.C., Rector Magnificus of Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm

as of 2021.06.05

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