Kieran Thomas Conry
(born 1 February 1951, Coventry
) is the Roman Catholic
Bishop of Arundel and Brighton
Early life and ordination
Conry was educated at All Souls Roman Catholic Primary School, Coventry, and Cotton College
(Junior Seminary) in North Staffordshire, before moving to the Venerable English College
to study for the priesthood.
He attended the Pontifical Gregorian University
, gaining the qualifications PhB and STB. He was ordained in 1975 at All Souls Church in Coventry by Archbishop George Patrick Dwyer
Professor and monsignor
In 1976, Conry returned to Cotton College to teach English Literature and Religious Education. In 1980 he became the private secretary to the Apostolic Delegate
from 1982), Archbishop Bruno Heim
, and then his successor, Archbishop Luigi Barbarito. He was appointed Monsignor
In 1988, Conry returned to the Archdiocese of Birmingham
as parish priest in Leek
. He was appointed Administrator of St. Chad's Cathedral in 1990, just before its 150th anniversary the following year.
From 1988 to 1993, Conry was a member of the National Conference of Priests, and its Vice-Chairman from 1992 to 1993. He was also Chairman of the Birmingham City Centre Churches from 1992 to 1993. From 1993 to 2000, he was involved with training counsellors for Catholic Marriage Care.
From the beginning of 1994 to 2001, Conry was Director of the Catholic Media... Read More