About the Diocese of Hallam

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam comprises the County of South Yorkshire, parts of the High Peak and Chesterfield, districts of Derbyshire and the district of Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire.

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.

Trustees

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam Trust is a charitable trust, established by a Trust Deed dated 28th October 1981. The Charity Registration number is 512021. The charity is registered with HMRC for tax exemption purposes.

The Trust is administered by a Trust Corporation, Diocese of Hallam Trustee, incorporated 26th October 1981 and whose Company Registration Number is 01593544. Diocese of Hallam Trustee is a Company Limited by Guarantee with a licence from the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to dispense with the word Limited from its name.

Additional information about the charity can be found on the Charity Commission website (Click Here).

There are currently ten Members of the Finance Board of Diocese of Hallam Trustee.

  • Rt Rev Ralph Heskett CSsR, Bishop of Hallam
  • Ms Patricia McGrath
  • Mrs A Ryalls
  • Rev D Humphries
  • Mgr W A Kilgannon
  • Rev Mr C Kime
  • Rev P D McGuire
  • Mr M Murphy
  • Rev C Posluszny
  • Mgr D M Sexton VG

Details

Rev Damian Humphries

Rev Humphries is parish priest of Our Lady and St James at Worsbrough, and
Holy Rood in Barnsley. He is also the Dean of the Barnsley Deanery, Episcopal
Vicar for Religious in the Diocese and a member of the College of Consultors.
He represents Diocesan Religious on the Council of Priests and serves on the
Diocesan Historic Churches Committee.

Bishop Ralph Heskett

Bishop Heskett was ordained priest on 10 July 1976 in the Redemptorist parish in
Sunderland. He served the Redemptorist of the London Province over the years
in a number of different roles: Parish and School Missions, Retreats, Parish
ministry and Formation, as Novice Master and Postulant Master at different times.
The motto of the Redemptorists is “Corpiosa Apud eum Redemptio” (With Him
there is Plentiful Redemption). The proclamation of this message was at the
heart of his ministry as a Redemptorist and continues to be today.
He was ordained Bishop of Gibraltar on 10 July 2010 and installed as Bishop of
Hallam on 10 July 2014.

Bishop Heskett was ordained priest on 10 July 1976 in the Redemptorist parish in
Sunderland. He served the Redemptorist of the London Province over the years
in a number of different roles: Parish and School Missions, Retreats, Parish
ministry and Formation, as Novice Master and Postulant Master at different times.
The motto of the Redemptorists is “Corpiosa Apud eum Redemptio” (With Him
there is Plentiful Redemption). The proclamation of this message was at the
heart of his ministry as a Redemptorist and continues to be today.
He was ordained Bishop of Gibraltar on 10 July 2010 and installed as Bishop of
Hallam on 10 July 2014.

Bishop Heskett was ordained priest on 10 July 1976 in the Redemptorist parish in
Sunderland. He served the Redemptorist of the London Province over the years
in a number of different roles: Parish and School Missions, Retreats, Parish
ministry and Formation, as Novice Master and Postulant Master at different times.
The motto of the Redemptorists is “Corpiosa Apud eum Redemptio” (With Him
there is Plentiful Redemption). The proclamation of this message was at the
heart of his ministry as a Redemptorist and continues to be today.
He was ordained Bishop of Gibraltar on 10 July 2010 and installed as Bishop of
Hallam on 10 July 2014.


A Brief History of the Diocese of Hallam

Formed 30th May 1980 by the division of the Dioceses of Leeds and Nottingham.  It is one of the six suffragan sees in the ecclesiastical Province of Liverpool.  The Diocese derives its name from Hallamshire, an ancient name for the area.

Bishops of the Diocese of Hallam

Tenure Incumbent Notes
 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
to present
 Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R. Bishop of Gibraltar;
appointed 20 May 2014

Our Lady of Perpetual Help


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

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How to contact departments based in the Pastoral Centre? Please follow this link for contact details.

Facilities for hire

Hallam Pastoral Centre has a range of rooms for hire at competitive rates, which are ideal for meetings, conferences and retreats for anything from two to 50 delegates as well as other events.

The Pastoral Centre is in a quiet part of Attercliffe, but is within easy reach of the M1 and Sheffield city centre and is close to public transport, including buses and the tram line linking Meadowhall to the city centre.

Its friendly staff are on hand to help and the Centre also incorporates the Chapel of St Aidan, which can be used by visitors.

Other benefits to using the Centre include:

  • Access and facilities for people with disabilities.
  • Ample on site parking
  • Audio-visual equipment for hire
  • Dining facilities, with quality catering provided by arrangement
  • Free Wifi connection to a fast Broadband service

For more information or to book the facilities, please contact Matthew Bray on 0114 256 6401 or via email (mbray@hallam-diocese.com) to discuss your individual requirements. We look forward to welcoming you.

The Pastoral Centre also accommodates the administrative and support services hub of the Diocese of Hallam – individual departments can be contacted through their webpages.

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.

Copyright Protection & Use Guidelines

The logo and lettering are custom-designed and benefit from copyright protection. Any attempt to copy the logo and lettering and use it for some other organisation or for some purpose not agreed by the Bishop and Trustees would be a breach of copyright which could be enforced through injunctive action in the civil courts.

Since we would wish to enable and encourage the use of the logo and lettering by schools and Diocesan organisations, by curial departments, to advertise Diocesan events and to be included in the artwork for orders of service and for many other purposes, the Communications Group feel that it is necessary to have a straightforward procedure for requesting the use of the logo and lettering.

Please Note:

The diocesan logo will be made available and should not be modified in terms of the design of the image and the font used for the text.

No words, images or parts should be added or removed.

If questions arise regarding the appropriate use of the diocesan logo, the diocesan Communication Group should be consulted.

Logo Request

To request use of our logo follow these steps:

  1. Download and carefully read the Logo Request Form at the bottom of this tab.
  2. Please fill it out in full.
  3. Send your completed Logo Request Form to the Diocese of Hallam via email: webadmin@hallam-diocese.com; via fax: 0114 256 2673; or via mail: Hallam Pastoral Centre, St Charles Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 3WU.

Please Note:

  • Reasonable notice should be given for logo requests.
  • Approvals are for one-time use only; subsequent uses of the logo on additional communications vehicles will need to be requested separately.

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32Diocese of Hallam – Logo Request Form.pdf

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.