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Diocese of Shrewsbury

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Bishop(s)

  • Mark Davies, Bishop
  • Brian Michael Noble, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 29 September 1850
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Birmingham
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: England
  • Region: Great Britain
  • Square Kilometers: 6,136 (2,370 Square Miles)
  • Description: Counties of New Cheshire, Shropshire , Telford and Wrekin with parts of Derbyshire, Halton, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Warrington.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/
  • Mailing Address: Curial Offices, 2 Park Road South, Prenton, Wirral CH43 4UX, England, Great Britian
  • Telephone: (0151)652-9855
  • Fax: 653-5172

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
29 September 1850ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Central District
Vicariate Apostolic of Lancashire District
Vicariate Apostolic of Wales District
Diocese of Shrewsbury (erected)
1895Territory LostDiocese of Newport and Menevia
Diocese of Shrewsbury
Vicariate Apostolic of Wales (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950102,2501,331,7067.7%1406920948919010076ap1951
1969193,2311,800,00010.7%16481245788106395105ap1971
1980202,3002,000,00010.1%18264246822102292116ap1981
1990199,0001,840,00010.8%16642208956262263121ap1991
1999190,6141,832,90010.4%145301751,089651213117ap2000
2000196,3381,832,90010.7%155331881,0441754206117ap2001
2001196,3381,832,90010.7%145351801,0902254201116ap2002
2002193,4001,832,90010.6%147331801,0742649204116ap2003
2003194,7101,836,00010.6%144341781,0933048183110ap2004
2004234,6171,838,00012.8%141331741,3483154183110ap2005
2010198,0001,850,00010.7%129251541,2854838142109ap2011

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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