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Encyclopedia > Bishop of Plymouth

The Bishop of Plymouth is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth in the Province of Southwark.

The diocese covers an area of 12,831 kmē of the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. The see is in the City of Plymouth where the seat is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary and Saint Boniface.

The diocese was erected on 29 September 1850 from the Vicariate Apostolic of the Western District. The current bishop is the Righ Reverend Hugh Christopher Budd, the 8th Bishop of Plymouth.

List of the Bishops of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth, England

(Any dates appearing in italics indicate de facto continuation of office. The start date of tenure below is the date of appointment or succession. Where known, the date of installation and ordination as bishop are listed in the notes together with the post held prior to appointment.)

Tenure Incumbent Notes
27 June 1851 to 30 March 1855 George Errington Priest; ordained 25 July 1851; installed 7 August 1851; appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Westminster
10 July 1855 to 24 October 1902 William Vaughan Ordained 16 September 1855; died in office
25 October 1902 to 16 March 1911 Charles Maurice Graham Coadjutor Bishop of Plymouth; retired
21 April 1911 to 23 September 1928 John Joseph Keily Priest; ordained 13 June 1911; died in office
7 June 1929 to 2 November 1946 John Patrick Barrett Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham; died in office
2 June 1947 to 11 May 1954 Francis Joseph Grimshaw Priest; ordained 25 July 1947; appointed Archbishop of Birmingham
9 April 1955 to 19 November 1985 Cyril Edward Restieaux Priest; ordained 14 June 1955; retired
19 November 1985 to present Hugh Christopher Budd Priest of Brentwood; ordained 15 January 1986

Roman Catholic Hierarchy in Great Britain
England and Wales
    Archdioceses Dioceses
    Liverpool Hallam | Hexham and Newcastle | Lancaster | Leeds | Middlesbrough | Salford
    Westminster Brentwood | East Anglia | Northampton | Nottingham
    Birmingham Clifton | Shrewsbury
    Cardiff Menevia | Wrexham
    Southwark Arundel & Brighton | Plymouth | Portsmouth
    Glasgow Motherwell | Paisley
    Saint Andrews & Edinburgh Aberdeen | Argyll & the Isles | Dunkeld | Galloway
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See also

  • Lists of office-holders

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William Vaughan (1814-1902), Canon of the Clifton Diocese, was nominated second Bishop of Plymouth, and on 16 September, 1855, consecrated by Cardinal Wiseman in Clifton pro-cathedral.
Bishop Vaughan retired to St. Augustine's Priory, Newton Abbot, Devon, where, on 24 October, 1902, he died in his eighty-ninth year, and was buried in the priory cemetery.
It is worthy of note that Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore, founder of the Hierarchy of the Church in the United States of America, was on 15 August, 1790, consecrated in Lulworth Church, Dorset, by Bishop Walmesley, Vicar Apostolic of the Western District.
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The new Bishop was consecrated in Exeter Cathedral on 13th December 2005 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams.
The Bishop of Plymouth’s role is one of leadership and encouragement, supporting the ministry of both ordained and lay people.
Bishop Ford said: "I am humbled and challenged that anyone should think that this is a ministry that I have the necessary talents and gifts to fulfil and I will rely on the grace of God to equip me for what I am called to do.
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