Bishop Mark O'Toole
Ordained a priest for the Archidiocese of Westminster in 1990, Bishop Mark was appointed the 9th Bishop of Plymouth by Pope Francis in 2013 and received his episcopal consecration on 28 January 2014.
"The Cathedral Church of St Mary & St Boniface is the Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Plymouth, established in 1850. The Cathedral itself was built in 1858 at the same time as a certain Bernadette Soubirious was receiving visions of Our Lady in the French town of Lourdes! The Marian connection has always been very important to us at the Cathedral and the Diocese. In the Cathedral you will be able to pray, celebrate the sacraments, listen to the word of God proclaimed and preached, and come to know and understand more deeply the faith which we profess in word and deed.
May your visit here be faithful in every sense.
May God bless you all"
Rt Rev Mark O'Toole, Bishop of Plymouth