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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

 

Former Bishops

 

Previous Bishops of the Diocese in chronological order:

 

WILLIAM HOGARTH

Bishop HogarthBorn March 25, 1786

Consecrated August 24, 1848 as Vicar-Apostolic of the Northern District

Translated to Hexham, September 29, 1850

Died January 29, 1866, aged 80, in Darlington; buried at Ushaw.

 


JAMES CHADWICK

Bishop ChadwickBorn April 24, 1813

Consecrated October 18, 1866

Died May 14, 1882, aged 69, in Newcastle; buried at Ushaw

 


JOHN WILLIAM BEWICK

Bishop BewickBorn April 20, 1824

Consecrated October 18, 1882

Died October 29, 1886, aged 62, in Tynemouth; buried at the Ashburton Cemetery, Gosforth

 


HENRY O'CALLAGHAN

Bishop O'CallaghanBorn March 29, 1827

Consecrated January 18, 1888

Resigned 1889 and translated to Archiepiscopal See of Nicosia, October 1, 1889

Died October 11, 1904, aged 77, in Florence.

 


THOMAS W. WILKINSON

Bishop WilkinsonBorn April 5, 1825

Consecrated July 25, 1888

Translated to Hexham & Newcastle, December 28, 1889

Died April 17, 1909, aged 84, at Ushaw, where he is buried.

 

 

He had as Auxiliary:

RICHARD PRESTON

Bishop of Phocea

Born December 12, 1856

Consecrated July 25, 1900

Died February 9, 1905, aged 49, in Lancaster; buried at Ushaw


RICHARD COLLINS

Bishop Collins

Born April 5, 1857

Consecrated Bishop of of Selinus, June 29, 1905

Became Bishop of Hexham & Newcastle, June 21, 1909

Died February 9, 1924, aged 66, in Newcastle; buried at Ushaw

 


JOSEPH THORMAN

Bishop ThormanBorn August 6, 1871

Consecrated January 27, 1925

Died October 7, 1936, aged 65, in Newcastle; buried at Ushaw

 


JOSEPH McCORMACK

Bishop McCormackBorn May 17, 1887

Consecrated February 4, 1937

Died March 2, 1958, aged 70, in Newcastle; buried at Ushaw

 


JAMES CUNNINGHAM

Bishop CunninghamBorn August 15, 1910

Consecrated Bishop of Jos and Auxiliary to Bishop McCormack, November 12, 1957

Appointed as Bishop of Diocese, July 1, 1958

Died July 10, 1974, aged 63, in Newcastle; buried at Ushaw

 


HUGH LINDSAY

Hugh LindsayBishop Hugh Lindsay

Born June 20, 1927

Ordained Bishop of Chester-le-Street (Cuncacestre) and Auxiliary to Bishop Cunningham, December 11, 1969

Appointed Bishop of Diocese, December 12, 1974

Retired January 11, 1992

Died January 19, 2009

 

He had as Auxiliary:

OWEN SWINDLEHURST

Bishop of Chester-le-Street

Born May 10, 1928

Ordained Bishop of Chester-le-Street and Auxiliary to Bishop Lindsay, July 25, 1977

Died August 28, 1995, aged 67, in Sunderland; buried at Our Blessed Lady Immaculate, Washington, Tyne & Wear.


AMBROSE GRIFFITHS OSB

Bishop AmbroseBishop Ambrose Griffiths OSB: Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle 1992 - 2004

Born 4 December 1928

Appointed Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle 11 January 1992, and ordained Bishop on 20 March 1992

Retired Friday 26 March 2004

Died on 14 June 2011

 


KEVIN DUNN

Bishop Kevin DunnKevin Dunn: Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle 2004 - March 2008

Born 9 July 1950

Ordained Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle 25 May 2004 by Bishop Ambrose Griffiths

Died 1 March 2008, aged 57, in Newcastle.

 


SÉAMUS CUNNINGHAM

Bishop Seamus CunninghamSéamus Cunningham: Emeritus Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle
20 March 2009 - March 2019

Born 7 July 1942

Ordained Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle 20 March 2009

Retired 25 March 2019.