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Terence Brain

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Church  Roman Catholic Church
Birth name  Terence John Brain
Predecessor  Patrick Kelly
Province  Liverpool
Nationality  English
Ordination  February 22, 1964

Installed  7 October 1997
Name  Terence Brain
Consecration  April 25, 1991
Term ended  30 September 2014
Successor  John Arnold
Appointed  September 2, 1997
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Born  19 December 1938 (age 76) Coventry, England (1938-12-19)
Diocese  Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford

Terence Brain - RC Bishop of Salford

Terence Brain (born 19 December 1938 in Coventry, England) is the Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford.



Bishop Brain attended King Henry VIII Grammar School and Cotton College before training for the priesthood at Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield. He was ordained as a priest by Archbishop Grimshaw in St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham on 22 February 1964.

Priestly and Episcopal career

In 1964 he was appointed as an assistant priest in Longton, Staffordshire although after a year he returned to Cotton College and remained there for four years. After that he worked at Dudley Road Hospital in Birmingham as their chaplain for two years and later went on to serve as secretary to Archbishop George Dwyer (until he retired) and then to Archbishop Maurice Noël Léon Couve de Murville.

Terence became the priest to a series of parishes in the Midlands area, including Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. On 5 February 1991, he was consecrated as Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham and appointed Titular Bishop of Amudarsa.

He was appointed as the Bishop of Salford and head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salford on 2 September 1997 and installed on 7 October of that year.

Bishop Brain's resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on Tuesday, 30 September 2014. That same day, the Pope appointed Bishop John Arnold, one of the auxiliary bishops and vicars general of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster, as Bishop Brain's successor. Bishop Brain then retired to live in Alkrington.

Other work

Terence Brain has been heavily involved with education and from 1986-1991 he was a member of Staffordshire Education Committee and Schools Commissioner for Staffordshire. He has been much involved with the Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage and has served as the director for a number of years. In 1995 he chaired a working party for the Bishop's Conference on child abuse which led to the pastoral document Healing the Wound.


Terence Brain Wikipedia

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