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Archdiocese of Southwark

Archidioecesis Southvarcensis

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  • Peter David Gregory Smith, Archbishop
  • Paul Hendricks, Auxiliary Bishop
  • John Franklin Meldon Hine, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Patrick Kevin Lynch, SS.CC., Auxiliary Bishop
  • Michael George Bowen, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Kevin John Patrick McDonald, Archbishop Emeritus
  • Howard George Tripp, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 28 May 1965
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: England
  • Region: Great Britain
  • Square Kilometers: 3,000 (1,158 Square Miles)
  • Description: The London Boroughs South of the Thames, the county of Kent and the Medway Unitary Authority.
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, 150 St. George's Road, Southwark, London SE1 6HX, England, Great Britian
  • Telephone: (020)7928-5592
  • Fax: 7401-7383

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Diocese of Southwark
29 September 1850ErectedVicariate Apostolic of London District Diocese of Southwark (erected)
19 May 1882Territory LostDiocese of Southwark Diocese of Portsmouth (erected)
28 May 1965Territory LostDiocese of Southwark Diocese of Arundel and Brighton (erected)
Archdiocese of Southwark
28 May 1965ElevatedDiocese of Southwark Archdiocese of Southwark


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Diocese of Southwark
Archdiocese of Southwark

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

Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased


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