Bishop Brian Mascord

Bishop Ken Howell appointed seventh Bishop of Toowoomba

May 25, 2023

Bishop Brian Mascord extends his congratulations and prayers to Bishop Ken Howell, who has been appointed by Pope Francis as the seventh Bishop of Toowoomba. Bishop Howell has been an Auxiliary Bishop in Brisbane for the past six years and succeeds Bishop Bob McGuckin, who has led the Diocese of Toowoomba for more than a decade.

“I am deeply humbled to be called by Pope Francis to shepherd this local Church and I thank him sincerely,” Bishop Howell said. “I realise that I have been given a great responsibility to care for the faithful and to engage in the life of the broader community across the Diocese.”

Bishop Howell’s installation as Bishop of Toowoomba is scheduled for July 11 at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Please join us in prayer and thanksgiving for Bishop Ken Howell and those he will serve.

read more


Go back