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Diocese of Galloway

Dioecesis Candidae Casae o Gallovidiana



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Bishop(s)

  • William Nolan, Bishop
  • John Cunningham, Bishop Emeritus
  • Maurice Taylor, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 4 March 1878
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: Great Britain
  • Square Kilometers: 9,332 (3,604 Square Miles)
  • Description: City of Ayr, Counties of Ayrshire (except Isle of Arran), Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Wigtownshire, with the islands of Great and Little Cumbrae.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.gallowaydiocese.org.uk/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Candida Casa, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr KA7 2ST, Scotland, Great Britain
  • Telephone: (01292)266.750

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
4 March 1878ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Western District Diocese of Galloway (erected)
25 May 1947Territory LostArchdiocese of Glasgow
Diocese of Galloway
Diocese of Motherwell (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
195027,000647,0004.2%5812703855615633ap1951
197043,590469,0009.3%7412865064711943ap1971
198050,734519,2149.8%562177658426544ap1981
199048,751525,0009.3%501868716336647ap1991
199947,162521,0009.1%55661773154046ap2000
200047,150521,0009.0%55358812134046ap2001
200147,704521,0009.2%5425685183746ap2002
200247,456521,0009.1%52557832123746ap2003
200347,063521,0009.0%50656840123746ap2004
200447,856520,0009.2%50555870103545ap2005
200642,000493,0008.5%46551823103545ap2007
201347,700520,0009.2%354391,223393239ap2014
201643,000532,0008.1%333361,194481639ap2017
201941,353520,2607.9%34943961791837ap2020

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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