Rt Rev Mark O'Toole, Bishop of Plymouth

As the new Bishop of Plymouth I welcome you to the website of the Diocese.  I hope you find it interesting and that it helps you understand something of the rich life of faith that is lived here in the South-West.  At the Episcopal Ordination recently I shared these words with the Diocese.  As you read them I ask you to pray for me and for the diocese.

With my kindest wishes and prayers in Our Lord,

Yours devotedly,
+Mark O'Toole
Bishop of Plymouth


Contact Details:

Address: Bishop’s House, 45 Cecil Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 5HW

Telephone: 01752 224 414
Fax: 01752 223 750

Bishop's Personal Assistant Email: emma.king@prcdtr.org.uk

From the Bishop

13th February, 2015

This message was given to a meeting of diocesan clergy at Buckfast Abbey on Friday February 6th and to a gathering of catechists, teachers and parish volunteers on Sunday February 9th. We hope that this inspires you and your parish in the call to a New Evangelisation.

7th January, 2015

Bishop Mark's Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Holy Family. Read on 27th & 28th December 2014.

8th September, 2014

The Bishop of Plymouth, the Rt Rev Mark O’Toole, was delighted to be present for the celebrations marking the launch of the School of the Annunciation

4th September, 2014

Bishop Mark's sermon on the Feast of St Augustine in thanksgiving for the Carmelite Community's life and to welcome Chemin Neuf to Sclerder Abbey

Latest News

23rd February, 2015

Shortly after his ordination, Bishop Mark wrote to Lisieux to invite the relics of Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face, to visit the Diocese.

18th February, 2015

Christians talk about what Lent means to them through the lens of the daily readings. 
A thought for the day, each weekday (Except Sundays) simply click the YouTube link below and subscribe for updates on new videos.

6th January, 2015

The new national Bishops’ initiative being launched in 2015 to support the development of parish evangelisation.

28th August, 2014

This is the report produced for the Diocese of Plymouth on the responses we received to the Symposium on the New Evangelisation.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 11 April, 2015 - 18:00

A seven day retreat to come to know Christ more intimately through His Word in order to love Him and serve Him better in our everyday life.