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Diocese of Lancaster

Dioecesis Lancastrensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Michael Gregory Campbell, O.S.A., Bishop
  • Patrick O’Donoghue, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 22 November 1924
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Liverpool
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: England
  • Region: Great Britain
  • Square Kilometers: 2,900 (1,120 Square Miles)
  • Description: County of Cumbria and the North Western part of the County of Lancashire (the Hundreds of Lonsdale and Amounderness).
  • Official Web Site: http://www.lancasterrcdiocese.org.uk/
  • Mailing Address: Cannon Hill, Lancaster LA1 5NG, England, Great Britian
  • Telephone: (01524)32.231
  • Fax: 84.92.96

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
22 November 1924ErectedDiocese of Hexham and Newcastle
Archdiocese of Liverpool
Diocese of Lancaster (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950113,548887,00712.8%160752354833356689ap1951
1970134,4671,067,39012.6%2026927149681454107ap1971
1980126,8001,052,00012.1%2085426248359356113ap1981
1990123,8541,088,00011.4%169482175701649257113ap1991
1999116,8101,050,00011.1%156562125503763184110ap2000
2000116,215121,21595.9%146461926053953184110ap2001
2001113,5381,051,00010.8%141431846174047179110ap2002
2002112,1851,050,00010.7%135441796264448196110ap2003
2003115,0001,100,00010.5%146431896084545170110ap2004
2004111,2641,050,00010.6%134441786254648180110ap2005

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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