Diocese of

Toowoomba

Australia Australia

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Continent: Oceania

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Toowoomba / Tuumban(us) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Brisbane

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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History

Contact Info

Address: 502 Ruthven Street, PO Box 1262, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia

Phone: +61 7 4632 4277

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.05.24 – ...):Bishop Kenneth Michael Howell (66)Bishop Kenneth Michael Howell (66)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Toowoomba (Roman Rite)

Bishop Kenneth Michael Howell (66)Bishop Kenneth Michael Howell (66)
(2023.05.24 – ...)

Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia)

Parare vias ejus

Born:1958.02.20 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1983.06.24
Consecrated Bishop:2017.06.14

Priest of Brisbane (Australia) (1983.06.24 – 2017.03.28)

Titular Bishop of Thamugadi (2017.03.28 – 2023.05.24)

Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane (Australia) (2017.03.28 – 2023.05.24)

Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia) (2023.05.24 – ...)

Bishop Robert Michael McGuckin (80)Bishop Robert Michael McGuckin (80)
(2012.05.14 – 2023.05.24)

Bishop emeritus of Toowoomba (Australia)

Manete in dilectione mea

Born:1944.01.28 (Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1973.10.20
Consecrated Bishop:2012.07.11

Priest of Sydney (Australia) (1973.10.20 – 1993)

Priest of Parramatta (Australia) (1993 – 2012.05.14)

Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia) (2012.05.14 – 2023.05.24)

Vice-President of Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (2014.05 – 2018.04)

Bishop Brian Vincent Finnigan (85)Bishop Brian Vincent Finnigan (85)
(Apostolic Administrator 2011.05.02 – 2012.05.14)

Bishop William Martin Morris (80)Bishop William Martin Morris (80)
(1992.11.20 – 2011.05.02 deposed)

Bishop emeritus of Toowoomba (Australia)

Christ is my hope

Born:1943.10.08 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
Ordained Priest:1969.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1993.02.10

Priest of Brisbane (Australia) (1969.06.28 – 1992.11.20)

Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia) (1992.11.20 – 2011.05.02 deposed)

Bishop Edward Francis Kelly, M.S.C.
(1975.12.19 – 1992.11.20)

Born:1917.03.22 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1942.03.12
Consecrated Bishop:1969.03.25
Died:1994.09.02 († 77)

Titular Bishop of Ficus (1969.02.06 – 1975.12.19)

Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney (Australia) (1969.02.06 – 1975.12.19)

Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia) (1975.12.19 – 1992.11.20)

Bishop William Joseph Brennan
(1953.08.07 – 1975.09.11)

Born:1904.11.04 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1927.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1953.10.21
Died:1975.09.11 († 70)

Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia) (1953.08.07 – 1975.09.11)

Bishop Joseph Basil Roper
(1938.07.13 – 1952.10.14)

Born:1888.03.19 (Australia)
Ordained Priest:1911.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:1938.10.28
Died:1964.07.28 († 76)

Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia) (1938.07.13 – 1952.10.14)

Titular Bishop of Elusa (1952.10.14 – 1964.07.28)

Bishop James Byrne
(1929.05.28 – 1938.02.11)

Born:1870.07.02 (Ireland)
Ordained Priest:1896.06.21
Consecrated Bishop:1929.09.01
Died:1938.02.11 († 67)

Bishop of Toowoomba (Australia) (1929.05.28 – 1938.02.11)

Special Churches

Churches by City (53)

Wilcannia–Forbes (↙), Port Pirie (←), Rockhampton (↑), Brisbane (→), Armidale (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 487,000 km²

Population: 69,260 Catholics (24.0% of 288,800 total)

Pastoral Centres: 37 parishes

Personnel: 37 priests (27 diocesan, 10 religious), 30 religious (10 brothers, 20 sisters), 3 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.02.22

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