Diocese of

Clifton

England England

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Clifton / Cliftonien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Birmingham

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

Websites:

Celebrations

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

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: June 30 (1973)

Liturgical Calendar (National) ๐Ÿ“…

History

Contact Info

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

Phone: (0117)902.5591

Present Prelates

Bishop (2024.03.14 โ€“ ...):Bishop John Bosco MacDonald (60)Bishop John Bosco MacDonald (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Clifton (Roman Rite)

Bishop John Bosco MacDonald (60)Bishop John Bosco MacDonald (60)
(2024.03.14 โ€“ ...)

Bishop of Clifton (England)

Nolite timere

Born:1963.07.21 (Bath, England)
Ordained Priest:1991.07.06
Consecrated Bishop:2024.05.08

Priest of Clifton (England) (1991.07.06 โ€“ 2024.03.14)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (2024.03.14 โ€“ ...)

Bishop Declan Ronan Lang (74)Bishop Declan Ronan Lang (74)
(2001.02.27 โ€“ 2024.03.14)

Bishop emeritus of Clifton (England)

Evangelii Nuntiandi

Born:1950.04.15 (Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)
Ordained Priest:1975.06.07
Consecrated Bishop:2001.03.28

Priest of Portsmouth (England) (1975.06.07 โ€“ 2001.02.27)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (2001.02.27 โ€“ 2024.03.14)

Bishop Mervyn Alban Alexander
(1974.12.20 โ€“ 2001.02.27)

Born:1925.06.29 (London, England)
Ordained Priest:1948.07.18
Consecrated Bishop:1972.04.25
Died:2010.08.14 (Clifton, England โ€  85)

Titular Bishop of Pinhel (1972.03.08 โ€“ 1974.12.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Clifton (England) (1972.03.08 โ€“ 1974.12.20)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1974.12.20 โ€“ 2001.02.27)

Bishop Joseph Edward Rudderham
(1949.05.14 โ€“ 1974.08.31)

Born:1899.06.17 (Norwich, England)
Ordained Priest:1926.10.31
Consecrated Bishop:1949.07.26
Died:1979.02.24 (Cheltenham, England โ€  79)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1949.05.14 โ€“ 1974.08.31)

Bishop William Lee
(1931.12.18 โ€“ 1948.09.21)

Manete in dilectione mea

Born:1875.09.27 (Mitchelstown, Cork, Munster, Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1901.03.02
Consecrated Bishop:1932.01.26
Died:1948.09.21 (Bristol, England โ€  72)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1931.12.18 โ€“ 1948.09.21)

Bishop George Ambrose Burton
(1902.03.15 โ€“ 1931.02.08)

Born:1856.04.28 (Hull, England)
Ordained Priest:1890.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:1902.05.01
Died:1931.02.08 (Bristol, England โ€  74)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1902.03.15 โ€“ 1931.02.08)

Bishop William Robert Brownlow
(1894.03.20 โ€“ 1901.11.09)

Born:1830.07.04 (Wilmslow, England)
Ordained Priest:1866.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1894.05.01
Died:1901.11.09 (Clifton, England โ€  71)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1894.03.20 โ€“ 1901.11.09)

Bishop William Hugh Joseph Clifford
(1857.01.29 โ€“ 1893.08.14)

Semper paratus

Born:1823.12.24 (Irnham, England)
Ordained Priest:1850.08.25
Consecrated Bishop:1857.02.15
Died:1893.08.14 (Bath, England โ€  69)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1857.01.29 โ€“ 1893.08.14)

Bishop Thomas Lawrence Burgess
(1851.06.27 โ€“ 1854.11.27)

Born:1791.10.01 (Chorley, England)
Ordained Priest:1814
Consecrated Bishop:1851.07.27
Died:1854.11.27 (Bristol, England โ€  63)

Priest of Benedictine Confederation of the Order of Saint Benedict (Benedictines) (1814 โ€“ 1830)

Priest of Clifton (England) (1830 โ€“ 1851.06.27)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1851.06.27 โ€“ 1854.11.27)

Bishop Joseph William Hendren, O.F.M. Rec.
(1850.09.29 โ€“ 1851.06.22)

Deus Meus et Omnia

Born:1791.10.19 (Birmingham, England)
Ordained Priest:1815.09.28
Consecrated Bishop:1848.09.10
Died:1866.11.14 (Taunton, England โ€  75)

Titular Bishop of Verinopolis (1848.07.28 โ€“ 1850.09.29)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1848.07.28 โ€“ 1850.09.29)

Bishop of Clifton (England) (1850.09.29 โ€“ 1851.06.22)

Bishop of Nottingham (England) (1851.06.22 โ€“ 1853.02.23)

Titular Bishop of Martiria (1853.02.23 โ€“ 1866.11.14)

Vicars Apostolic of Western District (Roman Rite)

Bishop Joseph William Hendren, O.F.M. Rec.
(1848.07.28 โ€“ 1850.09.29)

(see above)

Bishop William Bernard Ullathorne (later Archbishop)
(1846.05.12 โ€“ 1848.07.28)

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

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1846.05.12 โ€“ 1848.07.28)

Titular Bishop of Etalonia (1846.05.12 โ€“ 1850.09.29)

Vicar Apostolic of Central District (England) (1848.07.28 โ€“ 1850.09.29)

Bishop of Birmingham (England) (1850.09.29 โ€“ 1888.04.27)

Titular Archbishop of Cabassa (1888.04.27 โ€“ 1889.03.21)

Bishop Charles Michael Baggs
(1844.01.09 โ€“ 1845.10.16)

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

Titular Bishop of Pella (1844.01.09 โ€“ 1845.10.16)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1844.01.09 โ€“ 1845.10.16)

Bishop Peter Augustine Baines, O.S.B.
(1829.03.03 โ€“ 1843.07.06)

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

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1823.02.04 โ€“ 1829.03.03)

Titular Bishop of Sigus (1823.02.04 โ€“ 1843.07.06)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1829.03.03 โ€“ 1843.07.06)

Bishop Peter Bernardine Collingridge, O.F.M. Rec.
(1809.10.18 โ€“ 1829.03.03)

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

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1807.01.13 โ€“ 1809.10.18)

Titular Bishop of Thespia (1807.01.13 โ€“ 1829.03.03)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1809.10.18 โ€“ 1829.03.03)

Bishop William Gregory Sharrock, O.S.B.
(1797.11.25 โ€“ 1809.10.17)

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

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1779.09.30 โ€“ 1797.11.25)

Titular Bishop of Telmissus (1779.09.30 โ€“ 1809.10.17)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1797.11.25 โ€“ 1809.10.17)

Bishop Charles Walmesley, O.S.B.
(1770.04.14 โ€“ 1797.11.25)

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

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1756.06.15 โ€“ 1770.04.14)

Titular Bishop of Ramata (1756.06.15 โ€“ 1797.11.25)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1770.04.14 โ€“ 1797.11.25)

Bishop Lawrence William York, O.S.B.
(1750.05.22 โ€“ 1763.07.11)

Born:1687 (England)
Ordained Priest:1711
Consecrated Bishop:1741.08.10
Died:1770.04.14 (โ€  82)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1741.05.13 โ€“ 1750.05.22)

Titular Bishop of Nebbi (1741.05.13 โ€“ 1770.04.14)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1750.05.22 โ€“ 1763.07.11)

Bishop Matthew Prichard, O.F.M.
(1713.09.20 โ€“ 1744.11.20)

Born:1669 (Wales)
Ordained Priest:1693
Consecrated Bishop:1715.06.09
Died:1750.05.22 (โ€  80)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1713.09.20 โ€“ 1744.11.20)

Titular Bishop of Myrina (1713.09.20 โ€“ 1750.05.22)

Bishop Philip Michael Ellis, O.S.B.
(1688.01.28 โ€“ 1705)

Born:1652 (England)
Consecrated Bishop:1688.05.06
Died:1726.11.16 (โ€  73)

Vicar Apostolic of Western District (England) (1688.01.28 โ€“ 1705)

Titular Bishop of Aureliopolis (1688.01.28 โ€“ 1708.10.03)

Bishop of Segni (Italy) (1708.10.03 โ€“ 1726.11.16)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (117)

Plymouth (โ†™), Cardiff (โ†), Birmingham (โ†‘), Portsmouth (โ†˜)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 10,916 kmยฒ

Population: 173,300 Catholics (6.5% of 2,664,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 102 parishes, 24 missions

Personnel: 106 priests (74 diocesan, 32 religious), 49 deacons, 125 religious (34 brothers, 91 sisters), 3 seminarians

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