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

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Curia

Office of the Bishop (Curia)

DIOCESE OF SHREWSBURY
(Province of Birmingham)

Consisting of the Counties of New Cheshire (except parts of Warrington and Widnes) and Shropshire, with parts of Derbyshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.
Registered Charity Number 234025

PATRONS OF THE DIOCESE
I. Our Lady, Help of Christians – 24 May
II. St. Winefride – 3 November

DIOCESAN BISHOP
Right Reverend Mark Davies
Born in Manchester 12 May 1959; Ordained Priest 11 February 1984; Ordained Bishop (coadjutor Bishop of Shrewsbury) in St Anthony’s, Wythenshawe, 22 February 2010 by Bishop Brian Noble; installed Bishop of Shrewsbury 1 October 2010.

Office: Curial Offices, 2 Park Road South, Prenton, Wirral CH43 4UX
Tel: 0151-652 9855
Residences: Cathedral House, 11 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE Tel: 01743 290000
21 Churchwood View, Lymm WA13 0PU Tel: 01925-756271
Email: bishopmarkdavies@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Bishop’s Personal Assistant: Miss Margaret Lightbound, B Ed
Email: curia@dioceseofshrewsbury.org Fax: 08701 659288

BISHOP EMERITUS
Right Reverend Brian M Noble
Born in Lancaster 11 April 1936; Ordained Priest 11 June 1960; Ordained Bishop in St Anthony’s, Wythenshawe, 30 August 1995 by Archbishop Couve de Murville. Retired 1 October 2010.
Tel: 0151-648 0623 Email: noblebrian@amisonline.co.uk

DIOCESAN CURIA AND ADMINISTRATION

CURIAL OFFICE
Curial Offices, 2 Park Road South, Prenton, Wirral CH43 4UX
Tel: 0151-652 9855 Fax: 0151-653 5172, 08701 671935
www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org
Receptionist: Mrs Sarah Russell Email: sarah.russell@dioceseofshrewsbury.org
Reception hours: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
(Unless otherwise stated, the people below may be contacted through the Curial Offices)

BISHOP’S OFFICE
Bishop’s Personal Assistant: Miss Margaret Lightbound
Email: curia@dioceseofshrewsbury.org Fax: 08701 659288

VICARS GENERAL
Canon Michael Gannon VG, Our Lady & St Christopher, Romiley SK6 3BA
Tel: 0161-430 2704 Email: michael.gannon7@ntlworld.com
Canon Philip Moor VG, Holy Apostles & Martyrs, Wallasey CH45 9JB
Tel: 0151-606 4362 Email: frphil.moor@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

BISHOP’S COUNCIL
The Bishop, Rev Jonathan Brandon, Canon Stephen Coonan,
Canon Michael Gannon VG, Rev Christopher Matthews, Canon Philip Moor VG, Canon Jonathan Mitchell, Canon David Roberts

Advisors: Mrs Carol Lawrence (Finance), Miss Barbara Davies (New Evangelisation).

OUR MISSION TOGETHER
Fulfilling Our Catholic Commitment

BISHOP’S COLLEGE OF CONSULTORS
The Bishop, Rev Jonathan Brandon, Canons Michael Gannon VG, Jonathan Mitchell, Philip Moor VG, David Roberts.

CATHEDRAL CHAPTER
Provost: George Browne
Canons: Paschal Byrne, Stephen Coonan, Michael Gannon VG, John F Gordon, John McManus, Jonathan Mitchell, Philip Moor VG, John Rafferty, David Roberts.
Honorary Canons: Christopher Dwyer, Timothy Harrington, Brendan Hoban, Christopher Lightbound, John Marmion, Peter O’Neill, Harry Stratton, Christopher Walsh, Peter Walton, Vincent Whelan.

CHANCERY
Diocesan Chancellor: Deacon Philip White MA JCL
Email: chancellor@dioceseofshrewsbury.org
Vice Chancellor: Rev Nicholas Kern LCL
Notary: Miss Margaret Lightbound BEd

DIOCESAN TRIBUNAL
Our Lady’s Presbytery, Cavendish Street, Birkenhead CH41 8AQ
Tel: 0151-670 0097 Email: shrewsburytribunal@gmail.com
Judicial Vicar: Canon John F Gordon
Promoter of Justice: Rev Michael Job DCL (Diocese of Ibadan, Nigeria – attached to the Diocese of Salford)
Judges: Revv Nicholas Kern LCL, Anthony Myers LCL, Brian Murphy JCL, MCL (Archdiocese of Liverpool)
Defender of the Bond: Rev Anthony Wild LCL
Advocates: Rev Anthony Cogliolo PhD MA, Mrs Christine Andrew
Administrator and Notary: Mrs Christine Andrew

COUNCIL OF PRIESTS
First met in January 1967. Formed of ex-officio members and members elected by deaneries. It meets twice a year, with more frequent meetings for the Executive Committee.

Chair: Rev Nicholas Kern, Sacred Heart and St Peter, Wytheshawe
Tel: 0161 998 5319 Email: parishpriest298@btinternet.com
Secretary: Canon Brendan Hoban
Tel: 0151-201 3966 Email: revbrendanhoban@gmail.com
Standing Committee: Revv Alban Greenwood, David Long,
Canon Jonathan Mitchell, Niall Mullaley

DIOCESAN SAFEGUARDING OFFICE
Curial Offices, 2 Park Road South, Prenton, Wirral CH43 4UX
Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Andrew O’Brien
Tel: 0151-652 9855 Mobile: 07557 731492 Email: cpva@dioceseofshrewsbury.org
Senior Administrator: Miss Alison Brady Email: alison.brady@dioceseofshrewsbury.org
Administrator: Mrs Alison Charters Email: alison.charters@dioceseofshrewsbury.org