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Archdiocese of Westminster

Archidioecesis Vestmonasteriensis

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  • Vincent Gerard Nichols, Cardinal, Archbishop
  • Nicholas Gilbert Erskine Hudson, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Paul McAleenan, Auxiliary Bishop
  • John Francis Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archdiocese
  • Elevated: 29 September 1850
  • Metropolitan See
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: England
  • Region: Great Britain
  • Square Kilometers: 3,634 (1,403 Square Miles)
  • Description: Greater London Boroughs (N of River Thames and W of River Lea), the District of Spelthorne in Surrey, and the County of Hertfordshire.
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, Ambrosden Avenue, Westminster, London SW1P 1QJ, England, Great Britain
  • Telephone: (020)7798-9033
  • Fax: 7798-9077

Historical Details

Past and Present Ordinaries

Historical Summary

Vicariate Apostolic of England (and Wales)
1622ErectedVicariate Apostolic of England (and Wales) (erected)
30 January 1688Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of England (and Wales) Vicariate Apostolic of Midland District (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Northern District (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of Western District (erected)
Vicariate Apostolic of London District
30 January 1688Name ChangedVicariate Apostolic of England (and Wales) Vicariate Apostolic of London District
30 May 1784Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of London District (formally)
Diocese of Québec (de facto)
Prefecture Apostolic of Newfoundland (erected)
26 November 1784Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of London District Prefecture Apostolic of United States of America (erected)
1816Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of London District Prefecture Apostolic of New Holland (erected)
29 September 1850Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of London District Diocese of Southwark (erected)
Archdiocese of Westminster
29 September 1850ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of London District Archdiocese of Westminster
20 July 1917Territory LostArchdiocese of Westminster Diocese of Brentwood (erected)


YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Archdiocese of Westminster

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.

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