Saturday 21 March 2015

New Bishop for Arundel and Brighton

FROM TH VATICAN BULLETIN FOR TODAY. I don't know much about him at all. I pray that he is orthodox and looks after his priests.

Appointment of the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton (England)

The Pope appointed Bishop of Arundel and Brighton (England) Msgr. Charles Phillip Richard Moth, until now Bishop Military Ordinary for Britain.

Msgr. Charles Phillip Richard Moth

Msgr. Charles Phillip Richard Moth was born on July 8, 1958 in Chingola (Zambia). He completed his primary and secondary education in Catholic schools in Kent. He received priestly formation at the seminary St. John's in Wonersh, Surrey, and St. Paul at the University of Ottawa, he obtained a licentiate in canon law and the Master.

Or was ordained July 3, 1982 for the Archdiocese of Southwark.

Later he held the following ministries: Assistant pastor, Judge of the Metropolitan Court of First Instance of Southwark, Chaplain "part time" of the Army Medical Corps in Kennington, private secretary Archbishop Mons. Michael Bower, Master of Ceremonies, Director of 'Vocations Office and Vice-Chancellor, President of the Metropolitan Court of Second Instance of Southwark.

In 2001 he was appointed Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Southwark and Prelate of Honor; in 2003 Parish Administrator of Holy Cross , Plumsteas; in 2006 Parish Administrator of St. Joseph's , St. Mary's , Cray.

July 25, 2009 he was elected Bishop Military Ordinary for Britain, receiving episcopal consecration September 29, 2009.


Genty said...

I hope he can bring some Forces-type muscular Catholicism to my diocese, which has been dead on its feet for almost its entire existence.

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon.
He is a good man. This is a very good appointment and he will have some challenges, no doubt. God bless him.
Who will be going into the vacant space that + Moth leaves behind???

David O'Neill said...

Have met Bishop Moth on a number of occasions & he seems very solid (religiously) - he even LOOKS like a bishop!!