Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pope Appoints Auxiliary Bishop to Diocese of Westminster

The appointment of Father John Sherrington as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Westminster Archdiocese was announced today.

As the England & Wales Episcopal Conference Media Office reports:

Fr Sherrington, 53, was ordained a priest for the Nottingham Diocese in 1987 and has been parish priest for the Good Shepherd Parish in Nottingham for the past two years. In addition to various diocesan curial responsibilities, Fr Sherrington has also assisted the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on ethical issues and was a part of the working party for the Bishops’ Conference document ‘Cherishing Life’ (2005).

After a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and two years working for Arthur Andersen Management Consultants London, Fr Sherrington was accepted by Bishop McGuinness for the Nottingham Diocese and joined seminary at All Hallows in Dublin. He later gained an STL in Moral Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome and lectured in moral theology at All Hallows in Dublin and then at St John’s Seminary in Wonersh, Guildford.

I got to know Father Sherrington when I was a Canon Law lecturer at St John's and offer him my heartfelt congratulations and the assurance of my prayers.

His episcopal ordination will take place on September 14th at Westminster Cathedral.


  1. Perhaps he could use his Arthur Andersen experience to de-construct Ecclestone Square?

  2. Is there a particular route to preferment, Father? I notice that, often, promotions appear to be of priests who have worked with or for the Bishops' Conference.


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