Thomas Whiteside (Archbishop of Liverpool)

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Thomas Whiteside
Bishop of Liverpool
Church Roman Catholic Church
Diocese Liverpool
Appointed12 July 1894
Term ended28 January 1921
Predecessor Bernard O'Reilly
Successor Frederick Keating
Orders
Ordination30 May 1885 (priest)
Consecration15 August 1894
by  Herbert Vaughan
Personal details
Born17 April 1857
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Died28 January 1921 (aged 63)
NationalityEnglish
DenominationRoman Catholic

Thomas Whiteside (17 April 1857 – 28 January 1921) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the fourth Bishop of Liverpool (1894–1911) before being elevated to Archbishop of Liverpool (1911–1921). [1]

Thomas Whiteside was born in Lancaster, Lancashire on 17 April 1857, the son of Robert and Isabella Whiteside, of St George's Quay. He attended the local parochial school, and was an altar boy at St. Peter's Church.

Whiteside was ordained to the priesthood on 30 May 1885 at St. John's Lateran in Rome, [2] and served as president of the diocesan seminary, St Joseph's College, Up Holland. [3]

He was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Liverpool on 12 July 1894. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 15 August 1894, [2] the principal consecrator was Cardinal Herbert Vaughan, Archbishop of Westminster, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop WIlliam Gordon of Leeds and Bishop John Bilsborrow of Salford. Whiteside became the Metropolitan Archbishop of Liverpool on 28 October 1911 when the diocese was elevated to the status of a metropolitan archdiocese. He died in office on 28 January 1921, aged 63. [1] He is buried at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Archbishop Thomas Whiteside". Catholic-Hierarchy.org . David M. Cheney. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. 1 2 3 Larsen, Chris. Catholic Bishops of Great Britain, Sacristy Press, 2016, p. 120 ISBN   9781910519257
  3. Hughes, James. "Liverpool." The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 9. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. 28 February 2020PD-icon.svgThis article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bernard O’Reilly
Bishop of Liverpool
1894–1911
Title elevated
New title Archbishop of Liverpool
1911–1921
Succeeded by
Frederick William Keating