Past Bishops


Bishop Declan Lang is the ninth Bishop of Clifton.  The Clifton Diocese came in to existence in 1851 and was preceded by the Western District.

Click on the names of the former Bishops of Clifton, on the left, for biographical details and pictures.

For more historical information about the diocese and bishops ‘The Diocese of Clifton 1850 – 2000’ by Clifton Diocese Archivist Canon Tony Harding is essential reading.  It’s available in out ‘Books‘ section.