Ninth Bishop of Plymouth

The Episcopal Ordination of the Rt Rev Mark O'Toole as the Ninth Bishop of Plymouth took place at the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface in Plymouth on 28 January 2014. In this section you will find Pope Francis' announcement of the appointment, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor's homily, words from the new bishop and a short biography.


Celebrating the Ordination of a New Bishop for the Diocese of Plymouth

Monsignor Mark O'Toole was ordained as the ninth Bishop of Plymouth during a colourful and joyful installation ceremony at Plymouth Cathedral on 28 January 2014. “I place all of us into the Lord’s hands,” said Bishop O’Toole.

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Ordination Homily

In his homily at the Episcopal Ordination of Mgr Mark O'Toole in Plymouth, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor spoke of his confidence that the priests and peopl...Read more



Pope Francis has appointed as the new Bishop of Plymouth, Monsignor Mark O’Toole, until now Rector of Allen Hall Seminary in London. Mgr O’Toole’s episcopal...Read more



A short biography of Mgr Mark O'Toole who was Ordained the ninth Bishop of Plymouth in the Cathedral Church of St Mary and St Boniface in the city. Read more