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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
  • John Wilson, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Cardinal, Archbishop Emeritus

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: Comprising: Greater London boroughs north of the Thames and west of Waltham Forest and Newham, plus the districts of Staines and Sunbury-on-Thames, and the county of Hertfordshire.
  • Official Web Site:
  • Mailing Address: Archbishop's House, Ambrosden Avenue, Westminster, London SW1P 1QJ, England, Great Britian
  • 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 Northern District (erected)
30 January 1688Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of England (and Wales) Vicariate Apostolic of Midland District (erected)
30 January 1688Territory LostVicariate Apostolic of England (and Wales) 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
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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