Most Rev Bernard Longley

Archbishop of Birmingham

Archbishop Bernard Longley

The Most Reverend Bernard Longley is the Archbishop of Birmingham. Born in Manchester in April 1955, Archbishop Longley was ordained to the priesthood in December 1981 and ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster on 24 January 2003. He was Installed Archbishop of Birmingham at the Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of Saint Chad on 8 December 2009.

Archbishop Longley is the Episcopal lead for the national Day for Life - the day in the Church's calendar celebrating life from conception to natural end.

He is Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Department of Dialogue and Unity and Episcopal Liaison to the Travellers’ Issues Working Group. Archbishop Longley also sits on the Mixed Commission of the Conference of Religious.


For a more detailed biography, visit the Archdiocese of Birmingham’s website.


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