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Bishop Ralph Heskett, the new Bishop of Hallam
20 May 2014
I am delighted to be able to tell you that it will be announced in Rome at noon today, 11.00 am our time that
Bishop Ralph Heskett, Bishop of Gibraltar,
has been appointed the third Bishop of Hallam.
He is a Redemptorist Priest who has preached Missions all over England but who has also been a Parish Priest in big parishes in Liverpool and in London. I have known him for very many years.
His CV reads as follows:
The Right Reverend Ralph Heskett CSsR is the Catholic Bishop of Gibraltar. Born in Sunderland in March 1953, Bishop Heskett was ordained to the Priesthood on 10 July 1976. From 1987 – 1990 he was Superior of the Redemptorist Community of Kinnoull, Perth, Scotland and Director of Missions.
Bishop Heskett served the Archdioceses of Liverpool and Southwark, first as Superior of the Redemptorist Community, and the Parish of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Liverpool. In 1999 he was appointed Parish Priest of St Mary’s Clapham in South London where he remained until 2008.
He then returned to Bishop Eton, Liverpool, to supervise the formation of Postulants, to preach Parish Missions and to give Parish Retreats.
On 10 July 2010 he was ordained the seventh Bishop of Gibraltar, one hundred years after the first.
I commend him to your prayers and I have no doubt at all that you will welcome him with great warmth and will rejoice with me at his appointment.
How honest are you?
On Sunday 8 July at the 1830 Mass in St Mathew's Carver Street where the Cathedral parish has been 'out-of-residence' since September Bishop John gave a homily drawing our understanding of prophetic witness and utterance into a new vein.
A Brief History
Formed 30th May 1980 by the division of the Dioceses of Leeds and Nottingham and consisting of the County of South Yorkshire, parts of the High Peak and Chesterfield Districts of Derbyshire, and the District of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire under the patronage of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour