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

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Curia

Diocesan Statistics

(as at 23rd August 2017)

PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE

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 AND CHURCHES

Parishes: 93

Other Churches adn chapels open to the public: 28

Total: 121

PARISH REGISTER RETURNS (2017)

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

 EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS

as at January 2017, source Census Forms

Number of voluntary aided primary schools: 77

Number of pupils: 19,164

Number of voluntary aided secondary: 9

Number of pupils: 8,484

Numbers of sixth form colleges: 1

Number of students:  2,100

Number of independent schools: 6

Number of pupils: 1,453

Number of primary academies: 9

Number of pupils: 2,584

Number of secondary academies: 10

Number of pupils: 9,610

Total number of schools and colleges: 112

Total number of pupils and students: 43,395