Bishop Malcolm McMahon, OP is the New Archbishop of Liverpool

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Pope Francis has named the Dominican Rt. Rev. Malcolm Patrick McMahon as the Archbishop of Liverpool. He was formerly the Bishop of Nottingham and he is of the Province of England.

He was born in London in 1949, the second of three children. He studied Mechanical Engineering and worked for a while before joining the Order in 1976. He made his profession of religious vows in 1977 and studied Philosophy at Blackfriars and Theology at Heythrop College. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1982.

After his ordination, he was assigned to Holy Cross Priory, Leicester where he served as Catholic Chaplain to Leicester Polytechnic (now De Montfort University), before moving to St Dominic’s, Haverstock Hill, in north London.  He later served as Parish Priest of St Dominic’s, Newcastle-upon-Tyne before returning to St Dominic’s, Haverstock Hill as Parish Priest.

In 1992, he was elected Prior Provincial of the English Province; having served for two terms as Prior Provincial, in 2000 he was elected Prior of Blackfriars, Oxford. That same year (2000), he was appointed and ordained to the episcopate as the ninth Bishop of Nottingham.

He is Chair of the Bishops' Conference Department of Education and Formation and is National President of Pax Christi, the International Catholic Movement for Peace. He is also Chair of the Catholic Education Service for England and Wales (CESEW) and Chair of the board of trustees for the Catholic Trust for England and Wales (CaTEW).

He will be installed as the Archbishop of Liverpool on Thursday 1 May 2014, the Feast of St Joseph the Worker.

 

(21 March 2014)