Past Bishops

  • Rt. Rev. Dr. Hugh Christopher Budd PhL STD

Born 27th May 1937 in Romford; ordained priest on 8th July 1962 in Rome; consecrated Bishop of Plymouth on the 15th January 1986 at Plymouth Cathedral by Bishop Restieaux.

Contact details as follows:

From June to November:
The Presbytery, Silver Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HS
Tel: 01297 599031
From Advent to Pentecost:
St Mary Star of the Sea, The Strand, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PT
Tel: 01720 422356

  • Rt. Rev. Cyril Edward Restieaux

Born 25th February 1910 in Norwich; ordained priest at Rome on 1st November 1932; consecrated Bishop of Plymouth on 14th June 1955 at Plymouth Cathedral by Archbishop Grimshaw; retired on 15th January 1986 to Stoodley Knowle Convent, Torquay; died 26th February 1996 at Stoodley Knowle aged 86 years; buried at the Cathedral Church of SS Mary and Boniface, Plymouth.

  • Rt. Rev. Dr. Francis Edward Joseph Grimshaw DD

Born 6th October 1901 in Bridgewater; ordained priest at Bristol on 27th February 1926; consecrated Bishop of Plymouth on 25th July 1947 at Plymouth Cathedral by Archbishop Masterson (of Birmingham); 11th May 1954 was translated to Archdiocese of Birmingham; died 22nd March 1965 at Edgbaston, Birmingham, aged 63 years; buried at St Mary’s College, Oscott, Sutton Coldfield.

  • Rt Rev Dr. John Patrick Barrett BA DD PhD

Born 31st Oct 1878 in Liverpool; ordained priest 9th June 1906 at Upholland, Skelmersdale; consecrated titular Bishop of Assus and auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham on 22nd February 1927 at the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St Chad, Birmingham, by Archbishop Keating; translated to the Diocese of Plymouth on 7th June 1929; during the blitz of Plymouth he resided at Stoodley Knowle Convent, Torquay, and died there on 2nd November 1946 aged 68 years; buried at St Mary’s Buckfast Abbey Cemetery.

  • Rt. Rev. Dr John Joseph Keily DD

Born 23rd June 1854 in Limerick City, Ireland; ordained priest at Plymouth 18th May 1877; ordained Bishop of Plymouth by Cardinal Bourne on 13th June 1911 at Plymouth Cathedral; died on 23rd September 1928 aged 74 at St Augustine’s Priory, Abbotsleigh, nr Newton Abbot; buried at St Augustine’s Priory Cemetery; reinterred in the Lady Chapel vault at the Cathedral on 13th December 1998.

  • Rt. Rev. Dr. Charles Morice Graham DD

Born 5th April 1834 in Mhow, East Indies; ordained priest in Rome on 19th December 1857; ordained titular Bishop of Cisamus and coadjutor Bishop of Plymouth on 28th October 1891 at Plymouth by Bishop Clifford; succeeded as Bishop of Plymouth 25th October 1902; appointed titular Bishop of Tiberias 1st February 1911 and retired to Hale, Cornwall; died on 2nd September 1912 at Hayle aged 78 years; buried at Plymouth Cemetery; reinterred in the Lady Chapel vault at the Cathedral on 13th December.

  • Rt. Rev. Dr. William Vaughan DD

Born 14th February 1814 in London; ordained priest at Prior Park on 10th March 1838; ordained Bishop of Plymouth 16th September 1855 at Clifton, Bristol, by Cardinal Wiseman; died at St Augustine’s Priory, Abbotsleigh on 25th October 1902 aged 88 years; buried at St Augustine’s Priory, Abbotsleigh, nr Newton Abbot. His remains were reinterred in the Lady Chapel vault at the Cathedral on 13th December 1998.

  • Rt. Rev. Dr. George Errington DD

Born 14th September 1804 in Clints Hall, Marske, Richmond; 22nd December 1827 was ordained priest in Rome; 25th July 1851 ordained Bishop of the restored Diocese of Plymouth at Salford by Cardinal Wiseman; 30th March 1855 became titular archbishop of Trabezus and coadjutor archbishop of Westminster; 22nd December 1855 appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Clifton until 15th February 1857; 2nd July 1862 resigned as coadjutor archbishop of Westminster; 1st Sept 1865 appointed parish priest of St Mary’s Church, Douglas, Isle of Man; 27th January 1868 nominated Apostolic Delegate in Scotland but declined the appointment 12th August 1868; 1st September 1874 retired to Prior Park, Bath; died 19th January 1886 at Prior Park aged 81; buried at Prior Park College Chapel, Bath.