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Diocese of Shrewsbury

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Bishop(s)

  • Mark Davies, Bishop

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 Cheshire (S of River Mersey), Shropshire, with Halton (S of River Mersey), Stockport, Telford, and the Wrekin, Wirral.
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/
  • Mailing Address: Curial Offices, 2 Park Road South, Prenton, Wirral CH43 4UX, England, Great Britain
  • Telephone: (0151)652-9855
  • Fax: (08701)659-288

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)
4 March 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
2014203,8001,903,00010.7%117261431,425513811993ap2015
2017189,8271,923,4009.9%112321441,31853428892ap2018

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


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