Rt Rev John Rawsthorne

Emeritus Bishop of Hallam


The Right Reverend John Rawsthorne is the Bishop Emeritus of Hallam - the second bishop of the diocese.

Born in Crosby, Liverpool on 12 November 1936, Bishop Rawsthorne was ordained to the priesthood in June 1962.

He was installed as bishop of Hallam in St Marie's Cathedral on 3 July 1997.

He Chairs the Bishops' Committee for the Pastoral Care of Deaf People and was formerly Chair of CAFOD – the Church’s official Aid and Development agency.

Bishop Rawsthorne is a member of the Bishops’ Conference Department of International Affairs.


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


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