Shrewsbury ... shall be a name 'as stirring to the heart as the glories we have lost'

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852


Diocesan Statistics

(as at 1st January 2011)

PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE                                                   

Working in the Diocese:  91

Working elsewhere in England and Wales:  0

Working outside England and Wales:    2

Chaplains to the Forces: 1

Retired:  30

Priests from Dioceses outside England and Wales (temporarily attached):  12

Priests of Religious Orders, Congregations and Societies: Carmelites 2; Columbians 1; Franciscans (Capuchin) 4; Oblates of Mary Immaculate 1; Redemptorists 3; Sacred Heart Fathers 4; Salesians 4; Salvatorians 1

Permanent Deacons:  48

Candidates for the Priesthood (Diocesan):  3

Houses of Religious Women:   30

Houses of Religious Men (not priests):  1


Parishes: 104

Other Churches adn chapels open to the public: 17

Total: 124


Catholic population (estimated): 195,824

Mass attendance: 33,429

Baptisms (up to 7 years): 3,110

Receptions: 434

First Communions: 2,563

Confirmation: 1,190

Marriages (inc. mixed):  512

Deaths: 2,184

Catechumens: 178


as at January 2011, source Census Forms

Number of voluntary aided primary schools: 86

Number of pupils: 20,561

Number of voluntary aided secondary: 19

Number of pupils: 18,608

Numbers of sixth form colleges: 1

Number of students:  1,829

Number of independent schools: 6

Number of pupils: 1,650

Total number of schools and colleges: 112

Total number of pupils and students: 42,648