Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle - Past and Present Ordinaries

Past and Present Ordinaries

For the precussor office, see Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District (England).

From 1850 to 1861 the title was Bishop of Hexham, and since 1861 it has been Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.

Bishops of Hexham and Newcastle
From Until Incumbent Notes
1850 1866 William Hogarth Previously Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District (1848–1850). Appointed Bishop of Hexham on 29 September 1850. The episcopal title changed to Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle on 23 May 1861. Died in office on 29 January 1866.
1866 1882 James Chadwick Appointed bishop on 12 August 1866 and consecrated on 18 October 1866. Died in office on 14 May 1882.
1882 1886 John William Bewick Appointed bishop on 25 September 1882 and consecrated on 18 October 1882. Died in office on 29 October 1886.
1887 1889 Henry O'Callaghan Appointed bishop on 1 October 1887 and consecrated on 18 January 1888. Resigned on 19 September 1889 and appointed Titular Archbishop of Nicosia. Died on 10 October 1904.
1889 1909 Thomas William Wilkinson Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Hexham and Newcastle (1888–1889). Appointed Diocesan Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle on 28 December 1889. Died in office on 17 April 1909.
1909 1924 Richard Collins Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Hexham and Newcastle (1905–1909). Appointed Diocesan Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle on 21 June 1909. Died in office on 9 February 1924.
1924 1936 Joseph Thorman Appointed bishop on 18 December 1924 and consecrated on 27 January 1925. Died in office on 7 October 1936.
1936 1958 Joseph McCormack Appointed bishop on 30 December 1936 and consecrated on 4 February 1937. Died in office on 2 March 1958.
1958 1974 James Cunningham Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Hexham and Newcastle (1957–1958). Appointed Diocesan Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle on 1 July 1958. Resigned on 16 May 1974 and died on 10 July 1974.
1974 1992 Hugh Lindsay Formerly an auxiliary bishop of Hexham and Newcastle (1969–1974). Appointed Diocesan Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle on 12 December 1974. Resigned on 11 January 1992 and died on 19 January 2009.
1992 2004 Ambrose Griffiths, O.S.B. Appointed bishop on 11 January 1992 and consecrated on 20 March 1992. Died on 14 June 2011.
2004 2008 Kevin John Dunn Appointed bishop on 26 March 2004 and consecrated on 25 May 2004. Died in office on 1 March 2008.
2009 present Séamus Cunningham Appointed bishop on 9 January 2009 and consecrated on 20 March 2009.

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