ABOUT THE DIOCESE OF HALLAM
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam is a diocese of the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic church in England. The diocese comprises the whole of the City of Sheffield, and the surrounding towns of Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield, the Peak District and areas of Bassetlaw and Retford.
The Diocese was formed on 30 May 1980 by removing territory from the Diocese of Leeds and the Diocese of Nottingham and is one of the six suffragan sees in the ecclesiastical Province of Liverpool. It derives its name from Hallamshire, an ancient name for the Sheffield area. It is under the patronage of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, whose feast is celebrated as a solemnity in the diocese on the 27th June.
A Brief History of the Diocese of Hallam
Formed 30th May 1980 by the division of the Dioceses of Leeds and Nottingham and consisting of the County of South Yorkshire, parts of the High Peak and Chesterfield Districts of Derbyshire, and the District of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire under the patronage of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
Bishops of the Diocese of Hallam
| 3 July 1980
to 9 July 1996
|Gerald Moverley||Auxiliary Bishop of Leeds;
translated to the See of Hallam
| 3 July 1997
to 20 May 2014
|John Rawsthorne||Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool;
installed 4 June 1997; retired
| 10 July 2014
|Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R.||Bishop of Gibraltar;
appointed 20 May 2014
Administration of the Diocese of Hallam
The administration of the Diocese of Hallam is largely based at the Hallam Pastoral Centre in the Attercliffe district of Sheffield.
The Pastoral Centre is home to the Diocesan caring, education and safeguarding services as well as departments dealing with financial, property and legal issues, including church law, including, in particular, how that relates to marriages that have broken down.
More information on the different departments can be found by following the links below:
A warm welcome to the Hallam Pastoral Centre and Shop
How to contact departments based in the Pastoral Centre? Please follow this link for contact details.
Hallam Diocese current logo was created in 2015 by designer Gianni Teruzzi.
It is an adaptation of the 15th-century Byzantine icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help which has been in the church of Sant'Alfonso di Liguori in Rome since 1499. In the Eastern Orthodox Church, this artistic iconography is known as the Virgin of the Passion or Theotokos of the Passion due to the instruments of the Passion present on the image.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the Patroness of the Diocese of Hallam.
If you want to use our logo please check the Copyright Protection & Use Guidelines.
You can download samples of our logo in various formats - see Logo Samples below. Please check the Logo Request instructions on requesting use permission of the logo and original copies in the various formats.
Find us in the map
Bus services: 52 from the City Centre (Arundel Gate) runs along Attercliffe Common - alight at Stevenson Road stop. Every 7-10 minutes.
Tram: Nearest stops either Woodbourn Road or Attercliffe. Approx 5-10 minutes walk.
The Art of Dying Well
The Catholic Church has an interest in helping those faced with the prospect of death and dying. We believe that death opens the way to new life. For us, in dying, we close our eyes for the last time here, in order to be able to really see for the first time there.
Cursillo is a community of lay and religious people who exist to help people come to live a fuller life, following the teachings of Jesus Christ. Cursillo extends across the UK and is available to all to join and to share in the joys of living the gospel.
Pax Christi - International Catholic Movement for Peace
Works to highlight their vision of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in any form.
LIFE is the largest pro-life enterprise in the UK, combining advocacy and education work with a nationwide care service.
LIFE supports anyone facing a crisis pregnancy, pregnancy loss or after an abortion, and strives to engage, inspire and inform the next generation.
Hallam Bethlehem Fund
A registered charity that supports the needy elderly of Bethlehem with accommodation, temporal and spiritual care.
The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)
SVP is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender.
Apostleship of the Sea
The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or rank. In all the main ports in Great Britain their team of chaplains and volunteer ship visitors visit thousands of seafarers each year, meeting their needs through the provision of help, support and advice.
Climate Change Awareness
A climate-change awareness site set up by a group of parishioners at St Charles Borromeo church in Birmingham.