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News from around the Archdiocee of Liverpool

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Auxiliary Bishops assist the Archbishop in the running of the Archdiocese.  Since the Consecration of the Metropolitan Cathedral there have been seven serving in the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

Our Auxiliary Bishops

Bishop Augustine Harris

Was appointed as Bishop of Socia and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool in 1965 and two years later he consecrated the Metropolitan Cathedral.  He served in Liverpool until 1978 when he became Bishop of Middlesbrough. He retired in 1992 and died in August 2007.

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Bishop Anthony Hitchen Bishop Kevin O'Connor Bp John Rawsthorne Retires Bp Williams

Bishop Joseph Gray 

Served as Bishop of Mercia and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool from 1968 until 1980 when he was appointed Bishop of Shrewsbury.  He retired in 1995 and died in 1999.

Bishop Anthony Hitchen

Was appointed as Bishop of Othona and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool in 1979 and served in the Archdiocese until his death in 1988.

Bishop Kevin O’Connor

Was ordained Bishop of Glastonia and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool in 1979 serving until his death in 1993.

Bishop John Rawsthorne

Was appointed Bishop of Rotdon and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool in 1981.  He served in the Archdiocese until 1997 when he became Bishop of Hallam.  On his retirement in 2014 he returned to the Archdiocese and serves in the parish of St Wilfrid in Widnes.

Bishop Vincent Malone 

Was Administrator of the Cathedral when he was appointed Bishop of Abora and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool in 1989.  He retired in 2006 but still lives in Liverpool and is active in the Archdiocese.

Bishop Tom Williams

Is the current Bishop of Mageo and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool.  He was ordained Bishop in the Metropolitan Cathedral in May 2003.