Rt Rev Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R.

Bishop of Hallam

Bishop Ralph Heskett

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 on 10 July 1976. From 1987 to 1990 he was Superior of the Redemptorist Community at Kinnoull, Perth, Scotland and director of Missions.

Bishop Heskett served the Archdioceses of Liverpool and Southwark, first as Superior of the Redemptorist Community and the Parish of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Liverpool. In 1999, he was appointed Parish Priest at St Mary's Clapham in South London where he remained until 2008.

He then retuned to Bishop Eton, Liverpool to supervise the formation of Postulants, to preach Parish Missions and to give Parish Retreats. On 10 July 2010, he was ordained the seventh Bishop of Gibraltar, 100 years after the first.

On 20 May 2014, Pope Francis announced Bishop Heskett as the third Bishop of Hallam succeeding the Rt Rev John Rawsthorne. 

He was installed in the Cathedral Church of St Marie in Sheffield on 10 July 2014.


For a more detailed biography, visit the Diocese of Hallam’s website.


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