Diocese of

Galloway

Scotland Scotland

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Continent: West Europe

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Galloway / Candidæ Casæ (Latin) / Gallovidian(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Saint Andrews and Edinburgh

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Ninian of Whithorn (September 16)

Cathedral Dedication Anniversary: September 11

Liturgical Calendar πŸ“…

History

Contact Info

Address: Bishop’s House, Candida Casa, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr KA7 2ST, Scotland

Phone: (01292)266.750

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.12.22 – ...):Bishop Francis Dougan (51)Bishop Francis Dougan (51)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Galloway (Roman Rite)

Bishop Francis Dougan (51)Bishop Francis Dougan (51)
(2023.12.22 – ...)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland)

Quench not the wavering frame

Born:1972.12.08 (Lanark, Scotland)
Ordained Priest:2001.06.27
Consecrated Bishop:2024.03.09

Priest of Motherwell (Scotland) (2001.06.27 – 2023.12.22)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (2023.12.22 – ...)

Archbishop William Nolan (70)Bishop William Nolan (70) (later Archbishop)
(2014.11.22 – 2022.02.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow (Scotland)

Sibilus auræ tenuis

Born:1954.01.26 (Motherwell, Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1977.06.30
Consecrated Bishop:2015.02.14

Priest of Motherwell (Scotland) (1977.06.30 – 2014.11.22)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (2014.11.22 – 2022.02.04)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow (Scotland) (2022.02.04 – ...)

Bishop John Cunningham
(2004.04.07 – 2014.11.22)

Worship witness service

Born:1938.02.22 (Paisley, Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1961.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:2004.05.28
Died:2021.12.01 (Greenock, Scotland † 83)

Priest of Paisley (Scotland) (1961.06.29 – 2004.04.07)

Prelate of Honour of His Holiness (1999.02.01 – 2004.04.07)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (2004.04.07 – 2014.11.22)

Bishop Maurice Taylor
(1981.04.04 – 2004.04.07)

Ambula coram Deo

Born:1926.05.05 (Hamilton, Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1950.07.02
Consecrated Bishop:1981.06.09
Died:2023.06.14 (Kilmarnock, Scotland † 97)

Priest of Motherwell (Scotland) (1950.07.02 – 1981.04.04)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (1981.04.04 – 2004.04.07)

Bishop Joseph Michael McGee
(1952.07.19 – 1981.04.04)

Born:1904.12.13 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1929.05.25
Consecrated Bishop:1952.11.11
Died:1983.03.05 († 78)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (1952.07.19 – 1981.04.04)

Bishop William Henry Mellon
(1943.12.24 – 1952.02.02)

Fides Petri in sede Petri

Born:1877.01.06 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1902.03.29
Consecrated Bishop:1935.10.28
Died:1952.02.02 († 75)

Titular Bishop of Daulia (1935.08.21 – 1943.12.24)

Coadjutor Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (1935.08.21 – 1943.12.24)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (1943.12.24 – 1952.02.02)

Bishop James William McCarthy
(1914.05.25 – 1943.12.24)

Born:1853.01.30 (England)
Ordained Priest:1879.05.04
Consecrated Bishop:1914.06.09
Died:1943.12.24 († 90)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (1914.05.25 – 1943.12.24)

Bishop William Turner
(1893.06.16 – 1914.01.19)

Born:1844.12.12 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1868.04.26
Consecrated Bishop:1893.07.25
Died:1914.01.19 († 69)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (1893.06.16 – 1914.01.19)

Bishop John McLachlan
(1878.03.22 – 1893.01.16)

Born:1826.09.07 (Scotland)
Ordained Priest:1850.03.16
Consecrated Bishop:1878.05.23
Died:1893.01.16 († 66)

Bishop of Galloway (Scotland) (1878.03.22 – 1893.01.16)

Bishops of Whithorn (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Alexander Gordon
(1559 – 1575.11.11)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1550
Died:1575.11.11

Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow (Scotland) (1550.03.05 – 1551.09.04)

Titular Archbishop of AthenΓ¦ (Greece) (1551.09.04 – 1575.11.11)

Bishop of Sodor (Scotland) (1554 – 1559)

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1559 – 1575.11.11)

Bishop Andrew Durie
(1541 – 1558.09)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1558.09

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1541 – 1558.09)

Bishop Henry Wemyss
(1526 – 1541.03)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1541.03

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1526 – 1541.03)

Bishop David Arnot
(1509 – 1526.01.23)

Born: (Scotland)
Died:1536

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1509 – 1526.01.23)

Archbishop-elect James Beaton
(1508 – 1508)

Born:1473 (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1509.04.15
Died:1539 († 66)

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1508 – 1508)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Glasgow (Scotland) (1508 – 1522)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Saint Andrews (Scotland) (1522 – 1539)

Bishop George Vaus
(1482.12.09 – 1508.01)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1483
Died:1508.01

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1482.12.09 – 1508.01)

Bishop Ninian Spot
(1458.12.15 – 1482)

Born: (Scotland)
Consecrated Bishop:1459
Died:1482

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1458.12.15 – 1482)

Bishop Thomas Spens
(1450 – 1458)

Born:1415 (Scotland)
Died:1480.04.14 († 64)

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1450 – 1458)

Bishop of Aberdeen (Scotland) (1458 – 1480.04.14)

Bishop Alexander de Vaus
(1422 – 1450)

Bishop of Kirkwall (Scotland) (1398? – 1414)

Bishop of Caithness (Scotland) (1414 – 1422)

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (1422 – 1450)

Bishop Γ†thelberht
(777 – 789?)

Died:797.10.16

Bishop of Whithorn (Scotland) (777 – 789?)

Bishop of Hexham (England) (789? – 797.10.16)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (47)

Paisley (↑), Motherwell (β†—), Saint Andrews and Edinburgh (β†’), Lancaster (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 9,794 kmΒ²

Population: 42,816 Catholics (8.3% of 518,220 total)

Pastoral Centres: 36 parishes

Personnel: 39 priests (32 diocesan, 7 religious), 6 deacons, 21 religious (7 brothers, 14 sisters)

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