About Bishop Byrne

Rt Rev Robert Byrne was born in Manchester in September 1956, entered Birmingham Oratory in 1980 and was ordained to the priesthood in January 1985.

In 1990, Bishop Byrne was part of a group from Birmingham who moved to St Aloysius parish, Oxford, to found what was to become the Oxford Oratory in 1993. He served as Provost from 1993-2011.

In 2012, Bishop Byrne was appointed Secretary to the Bishops’ Conference Department of Dialogue and Unity.

He has served as a prison chaplain for over 35 years. 

On Tuesday 13 May 2014, Bishop Byrne was Ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham in St Chad's Cathedral.

Pastoral Areas (Central and Western Deaneries):

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

Residence and contact

Oscott College Chester Rd Sutton Coldfield West Midlands B73 5AA

Tel: 0121 321 5130 Email: [email protected]


Bishop Byrne Episcopal Engagements Feb 2019

Bishop Byrne Episcopal Engagements March 2019