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Diocese of Shrewsbury Bishops` Conference of England and Wales (Cymru)


Diocese of Shrewsbury, The White House, Laburnham Cottage, Barnston, Wirral, L61 1BW
Diocesan Offices, 2 Park Road South, Birkenhead, Shrewbury, L43 4UX

Catholic Priests and People

Rt Rev Mark Davies - Bishop
Mr Simon Caldwell - Communications Officer
Mr David Cunningham - Director of Schools
Rt Rev Joseph Gray - Bishop (Deceased)
Rev David Roberts - Director of Education
Mr Simon Caldwell - Editor

Retired People:

Rt Rev Brian Noble - Bishop Emeritus (Retired)


Correspondence AddressDiocesan Offices
2 Park Road South
L43 4UX
External Link to Diocese of Shrewsbury`s Website: www.dioceseofshrewsbury.orgwww.dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Catholic Parishes

Our Lady, Saint Peter of Alcantara and Saint Winefride, Shrewsbury
Our Lady of Pity, Shrewsbury
Our Lady Help of Christians & St Oswald, Oswestry
St Michael, Ellesmere
St George Protector of England, Whitchurch
St Joseph, Malpas
St Winefride, Shrewsbury
St Milburga, Church Stretton
St Peter, Ludlow
St Patrick, Telford
SS Peter & Paul, Newport
St Mary, Shifnal
St Mary Magdalene`s, MUCH WENLOCK
Our Lady of the Rosary, Telford 2
The Good Shepherd, Telford
SS Thomas & Stephen, Market Drayton
St Winefride, Lymm
St Vincent de Paul, Altrincham
Holy Angels, Hale Barns
St John the Baptist, Altrincham 2
St Vincent de Paul, Knutsford
Blessed John Henry Newman, Latchford
St Augustine, Latchford
St Monica, Appleton
St Luke, Frodsham
The Parish of St Maximilian Kolbe, Runcorn
St Augustine, Runcorn 3
The Parish of The Divine Saviour, Runcorn
St Edward, Runcorn 4
St Martin de Porres, Runcorn 5
St John the Evangelist, Bridgnorth
St John Vianney Parish, Northwich
St Werburgh, Chester
Franciscan Friary, CHESTER
St Theresa, Chester 4
St Columba and St Theresa, Chester
St Clare, Chester
St Werburgh and St Laurence, Birkenhead
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Birkenhead 3
St Anne, Birkenhead
St Joseph, Birkenhead
Holy Name Of Jesus, Birkenhead
Holy Cross and St Paul, Birkenhead
St Peter, Birkenhead 7
St Alban, Wallasey 3
St Joseph and St Alban, Wallasey
English Martyrs, Wallasey
SS Peter & Paul, Wallasey 4
Our Lady of Lourdes, Wallasey 4
Sacred Heart, Wallasey
SS Catherine & Martina, Hoylake
St Agnes, West Kirby
Our Lady of Pity, Greasby
St Michael & All Angels, Birkenhead 6
St Joseph, Upton
Our Lady & St John, Heswall
Holy Family, Pensby
St John the Evangelist, New Ferry
Christ the King, Bromborough
St Luke the Physician, Bebington
St Winefride, Neston
St Bernard, Ellesmere Port 2
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Ellesmere Port
St Mary of the Angels, Hooton
St Saviour, Great Sutton
St Mary of The Immaculate Conception, Crewe
St Mary, Middlewich
St Winefride, Sandbach
St Mary, Congleton
St Anne`s, Nantwich
St Thomas Becket, Tarporley
St Joseph, Winsford
St Anthony, Wythenshawe 2
St Hilda, Wythenshawe 4
St Elizabeth, Wythenshawe 3
SS John & Thomas, Wythenshawe 5
St Aidan & St Hilda, Wythenshawe 4
Sacred Heart & St Peter, Wythenshawe
Our Lady of Lourdes, Partington
Holy Family, Sale Moor
St Joseph, Sale
St Margaret Ward, Sale 3
All Saints, Sale
St Joseph, Stockport
St Gregory, Bollington
St Edward the Confessor, Macclesfield
St Alban, Macclesfield
St Paul, Poynton
St Paul, Hyde
St James the Great, Hattersley
St Peter and St Raphael, Stalybridge
St Raphael, Stalybridge 2
St Mary, Dukinfield
St Philip, Stockport 5
Sacred Heart, Whaley Bridge
Our Lady & The Apostles, Stockport
St Ambrose, Stockport
St Bernadette, Stockport 3
Our Lady & St Christopher, Romiley
Holy Spirit, Marple
St Vincent de Paul, Bramhall
St Peter, Hazel Grove
St Chad, Cheadle
Christ Church, Heald Green
St Ann, Cheadle
Sacred Heart & St Teresa, Wilmslow
St Benedict, Handforth
St Pius X, Alderley Edge
St Gabriel, Alsager

Catholic Groups/Organisations/Religious Orders

Diocesan Schools Commission - Education/Schools

About Diocese of Shrewsbury

The Diocese of Shrewsbury which continues the mission of the Catholic Church across Cheshire and Shropshire and parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire.

Part of the Catholic Church - you can find other Catholic Churches, Catholic Schools or Religious Orders/Houses and Chaplaincies nearby above. Or you can use the Find a Church Near Me box above to search for a Church, School etc.

Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic Bishops' Conference?

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

What is an Archdiocese?

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms "diocese" and "episcopal see" being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

What is a Diocese?

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, "government, administration, or province." (Vocabulary.com).

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

What is the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

What is a Deanery?

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the deanery.www.catholicculture.org

What is a Parish?

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515–552, entitled "Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars." Wikipedia