Formed in May 1980 after the division of the Dioceses of Leeds and Nottingham, the Diocese of Hallam consists 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.

The Bishop is the Right Reverend Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R. Here you can read a short biography of the Bishop and find out more about the Cathedral Church of St Marie in the city of Sheffield.

You can also visit the Diocese of Hallam's website.


Heskett, Ralph

The Right Reverend Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R. is the Catholic Bishop of Hallam. Born in Sunderland in March 1953, Bishop Heskett was ordained to the priesthood o...Read more

Mother Church


St Marie’s opened in 1850, at the same time that Catholic dioceses and parishes were re-established for the first time since the Reformation. The church cost...Read more


Contact the Diocese

Bishop's House, 75 Norfolk Road, Sheffield, S2 2SZ

0114 278 7988