Bishop-elect Canon Richard Walker

Auxiliary Bishop-elect of Birmingham

The Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Canon Richard Walker, Vicar General, as new Auxiliary Bishop to serve the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Canon Richard Walker STL
•    Born on 24 October 1960
•    1985 Qualified as a solicitor
•    Formation for the Priesthood at St Mary’s College, Oscott, and the Venerable English College, Rome
•    2000 Awarded Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology from the Gregorian University, Rome
•    Ordained Priest at St Francis, Kenilworth, 22 July 2000
•    2000-2003 Assistant Priest, Christ the King, Coventry 
•    2003-2014 member of the Formation Staff at St Mary’s College, Oscott, for the majority of which time he was Vice Rector 
•    2014-2020 Parish Priest, St John the Evangelist, Banbury
•    2015-2020 Director of Ongoing Formation for the Archdiocese
•    2017-2020 member of the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Commission
•    2018-2020 Parish Priest, St Joseph the Worker, Banbury  
•    Trustee of St Mary’s College, Oscott  
•    September 2020 appointed Vicar General and a Trustee of the Archdiocese.