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 23rd August 2017)


Working in the Diocese:  71

Working elsewhere in England and Wales:  3

Working outside England and Wales:    1

Chaplains to the Forces: 1

Retired:  27

Priests from Dioceses outside England and Wales (temporarily attached):  11

Priests of Religious Orders, Congregations and Societies: Carmelites of Mary Immaculate 2; Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament 1; Franciscans (Capuchin) 7; Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest 3; Oblates of Mary Immaculate 1; Redemptorists 1; Sacred Heart Fathers 3; Salesians 4; Society of Christ 2; Spiritans 9; Missionary Society of St Thomas the Apostle 1

Permanent Deacons:  53

Candidates for the Priesthood (Diocesan):  5

Houses of Religious Women:   28

Houses of Religious Men (not priests):  1


Parishes: 93

Other Churches adn chapels open to the public: 28

Total: 121


Catholic population (estimated): 191,555

Mass attendance: 28,709

Baptisms (up to 7 years): 2,740

Receptions: 146

First Communions: 2,629

Confirmation: 969

Marriages (inc. mixed):  420

Deaths: 2,005

Catechumens: 171


as at August 2019, source Census Forms

Number of voluntary aided primary schools: 76

Number of pupils: 18,768

Number of voluntary aided secondary: 8

Number of pupils: 7,236

Numbers of sixth form colleges: 1

Number of students:  2,179

Number of independent schools: 6

Number of pupils: 1,217

Number of primary academies: 10

Number of pupils: 3,027

Number of secondary academies: 11

Number of pupils: 10,771

Total number of schools and colleges: 112

Total number of pupils and students: 43,198