The Diocese of Hallam Communications Group is proud to announce that a new website is due to be launched in August.
While retaining the wealth of information this website has on our various departments, the new website will feature an all new format, new branding and an extensive calendar of events and activities.
With an increase in communication and a pooling of resources using Google Calendars, individual parishes will be asked to help us to keep the new website more up to date with the exciting events that are going on and their news.
Consultations are now underway to ensure the new design meets your needs and that the processes for running the website are well thought out and resource efficient.
Introduction to the Diocese and History
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam is a diocese of the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic church in England. The diocese comprises the whole of the City of Sheffield, and the surrounding towns of Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield, the Peak District and areas of Bassetlaw and Retford.
The Diocese was formed on 30 May 1980 by removing territory from the Diocese of Leeds and the Diocese of Nottingham and is one of the six suffragan sees in the ecclesiastical Province of Liverpool. It derives its name from Hallamshire, an ancient name for the Sheffield area. It is under the patronage of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, whose feast is celebrated as a solemnity in the diocese on the 27th June.
Bishops of the Diocese of Hallam
|3 July 1980 to 9 July 1996||Gerald Moverley||
Auxiliary Bishop of Leeds; resigned
|3 July 1997 to 20 May 2014||John Rawsthorne||
Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool; installed 4 June 1997; resigned
|10 July 2014 to present||Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R.||Bishop of Gibraltar; appointed 20 May 2014|