Diocesan Bishops of England and Wales

There are 22 dioceses in England and Wales led by an Ordinary (a bishop). A diocesan bishop is given the authority by the Pope to exercise his pastoral function over his local diocese.

Rt Rev. John Arnold

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Salford, the Right Reverend John Arnold.

Rt Rev. Peter Brignall

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Wrexham, the Right Reverend Peter Brignall.

Rt Rev. Tom Burns

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Menevia, the Right Reverend Tom Burns.

Rt Rev. Robert Byrne C.O.

A profile of the Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, the Right Reverend Robert Byrne.

Rt Rev. Séamus Cunningham

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, the Right Reverend Seamus Cunningham.

Rt Rev. Mark Davies

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Right Reverend Mark Davies.

Rt Rev. Peter Doyle

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Northampton, the Right Reverend Peter Doyle.

Rt Rev. Terence Drainey

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Middlesbrough, the Right Reverend Terence Drainey.

Rt Rev. Philip Egan

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Reverend Philip Egan.

Rt Rev. Paul Hendricks

A profile of the Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, the Right Reverend Paul Hendricks.

Rt Rev. Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R.

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Hallam, the Right Reverend Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R.

Rt Rev. Alan Hopes

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, the Right Reverend Alan Hopes.

Rt Rev. Nicholas Hudson

A profile of the Right Reverend Nicholas Hudson, a Catholic Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster.

Rt Rev. William Kenney

A profile of the Right Reverend William Kenney, a Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham.

Rt Rev. Declan Lang

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Clifton, the Right Reverend Declan Lang.

Most Rev. Bernard Longley

A profile of the Catholic Archbishop of Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley.

Rt Rev. Patrick Lynch

A profile of the Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark, the Right Reverend Patrick Lynch.

Rt Rev. Paul McAleenan

A profile of the Right Reverend Paul McAleenan, an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster.

Rt Rev. David McGough

A profile of the Right Reverend David McGough, a Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham.

Rt Rev. Patrick McKinney

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Nottingham, the Right Reverend Patrick Joseph McKinney.

Most Rev. Malcolm McMahon

A profile of the Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, the Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP.

Rt Rev. Richard Moth

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, the Right Reverend Richard Moth.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols

A profile of the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols.

Rt Rev. Mark O'Toole

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Plymouth, the Right Reverend Mark O'Toole.

Rt Rev. John Sherrington

A profile of the Right Reverend John Sherrington, an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster.

Most Rev. Peter Smith

A profile of the Catholic Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Reverend Peter Smith.

Most Rev. George Stack

A profile of the Catholic Archbishop of Cardiff, the Most Reverend George Stack.

Rt Rev. Marcus Stock

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Leeds, the Right Reverend Marcus Stock.

Rt Rev. Paul Swarbrick

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Lancaster, the Right Reverend Paul Swarbrick.

Rt Rev. Alan Williams SM

A profile of the Catholic Bishop of Brentwood, the Right Reverend Alan Williams SM.

Rt Rev. Tom Williams

A profile of the Right Reverend Tom Williams, Catholic Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool.

Rt Rev. John Wilson

A profile of the Right Reverend John Wilson, a Catholic Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Westminster.