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Bishop John Sherrington was ordained as an Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and Titular Bishop of Hilta on 14th September 2011.

Bishop Sherrington has responsibility for the pastoral care of the parishes and deaneries of North London and is Moderator of the Curia and a Trustee of the Diocese. He is Chair of the Governing Body of Mater Ecclesiae College.

Within the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, he is a member of the Department for Social Justice with responsibility for life issues since 2014, and a member of the Education Department since 2022. He is a member of the governing body of the Anscombe Centre, Oxford, and a Trustee of the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. 

Internationally, he is a member of the Overseas Seminary Committee. He is also a Trustee of the Pontifical Beda College and Venerable English College in Rome, and a Trustee of the Royal English College in Valladolid, Spain.

Bishop Sherrington was ordained as a bishop in 2011 by the then-Archbishop Vincent Nichols, the co-consecrators being Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and Bishop Malcolm McMahon (then-Bishop of Nottingham). 

Having been ordained a priest for the Diocese of Nottingham in 1987, before becoming a parish priest (2004-2011), he lectured in moral theology at All Hallows College, Dublin and St John’s Seminary, Wonersh where he was also a member of the formation staff. 

Before entering the seminary he graduated with a BA in mathematics from Queens' College, Cambridge, where St John Fisher was once President. Upon graduation, he worked for a short period in management consultancy.  He was ordained a priest in 1987 and after a short period in a parish, then completed an STL in Moral Theology at the Gregorian University, Rome.