Pastoral Areas

The Archdiocese of Birmingham comprises the following areas: Birmingham, Berkshire (North of the Thames), Coventry, Dudley, Oxfordshire (North of the Thames), Sandwell, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Warwickshire, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Worcestershire. It is divided into three Pastoral Areas:

Central and Western Pastoral Area

THE CENTRAL & WESTERN PASTORAL AREA SERVES THE FOLLOWING DEANERIES:

Birmingham (Cathedral, North, South and East)
Kidderminster
Worcester

AREA BISHOP: Pending an appointment

Key responsibilities:
Affirm & strengthen Catholic life in the Pastoral Area
Represent the Archbishop locally
Facilitate initiatives to strengthen and encourage the life of deaneries and parishes
Carry out formal visitations to parishes
Celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation

Northern Pastoral Area

THE NORTHERN PASTORAL AREA SERVES THE FOLLOWING DEANERIES:
Dudley
Lichfield
North Staffordshire
Stafford
Walsall
Wolverhampton

AREA BISHOP:
Right Reverend David McGough, Titular Bishop of Cunavia

Contact Information:
The Rocks
106 Draycott Road
Tean
Staffordshire
Tel & Fax: 01538 722433
Email: dmcgough@btinternet.com

Biographical Information:
Born in Tunstall: 20 November 1944
Ordained Priest: 14 March 1970
Ordained Bishop: 8 December 2005

Key responsibilities:
Affirm & strengthen Catholic life in the Pastoral Area
Represent the Archbishop locally
Facilitate initiatives to strengthen and encourage the life of deaneries and parishes
Carry out formal visitations to parishes
Celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation

Southern Pastoral Area

THE SOUTHERN PASTORAL AREA SERVES THE FOLLOWING DEANERIES:
Banbury
Coventry
Oxford (North & South)
Rugby
Warwick

Right Reverend William Kenney CP, Titular Bishop of Midica
Born: 7 May 1946
Ordained Priest: 29 June 1969
Ordained Bishop: 24 August 1987 (Auxiliary Bishop of Stockholm)
Transferred to Birmingham: 17 October 2006
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Contact Information:
St Hugh’s House
27 Hensington Road
Woodstock
Oxfordshire
Tel & Fax: 01993 812234
Email: wk@beeb.net

Key responsibilities:
Affirm & strengthen Catholic life in the Pastoral Area
Represent the Archbishop locally
Facilitate initiatives to strengthen and encourage the life of deaneries and parishes
Carry out formal visitations to parishes
Celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation

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