Next Bishop of Plymouth announced

Mgr Mark O'Toole

The Rector of Allen Hall Seminary in Chelsea, has been named as the next Bishop of Plymouth, and will succeed Bishop Christopher Budd at the end of January.

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Southwest congratulates Mgr O'Toole upon his new vocation as diocesan bishop, and looks forward to working alongside him and the diocese in the mission of Christus Totus into the future.

Clergy in the Ordinariate received their initial formation at Allen Hall Seminary, and remember Fr Mark's gracious acceptance of us and his support in our training. We look forward to working with him.

We pray for Mgr O'Toole as he prepares his heart and mind for this new service in the Church. We also pray for Bishop Christopher as he prepares for his long-awaited retirement.

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