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John Michael Sherlock (January 20, 1926 – August 12, 2019)[1] was a Canadian bishop. the He was the Roman Catholic Bishop of London, Ontario, from July 8, 1978 to April 27, 2002. He was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in Brantford, Ontario. Second eldest of a family of eight, four of his five brothers also studied at the seminary. Two of them, Fr William Sherlock and Fr Philip Sherlock, were ordained priests.

John Michael Sherlock
Bishop of London
DioceseDiocese of London
Installed7 July 1978
Term ended27 April 2002
PredecessorGerald Emmett Carter
SuccessorRonald Peter Fabbro
Ordination3 June 1950
Consecration28 August 1974
by Paul Francis Reding
Personal details
Born(1926-01-20)20 January 1926
Regina, Saskatchewan
Died12 August 2019(2019-08-12) (aged 93)
London, Ontario
Previous postAuxiliary Bishop of London, Ontario (1974-1978)
Titular Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania (1974-1978)
Ordination history of
John Michael Sherlock
Priestly ordination
Date3 June 1950
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorPaul Francis Reding
Co-consecratorsPhilip Francis Pocock,
Joseph Francis Ryan
Date28 August 1974
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by John Michael Sherlock as principal consecrator
Marcel André J. Gervais11 June 1980
Frederick Bernard Henry24 June 1986
Donald Thériault1 June 1998
Ronald Peter Fabbro15 August 2002
Styles of
Bishop John Michael Sherlock
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Reference styleHis Excellency
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop


  • January 20, 1926: Born in Regina
  • June 3, 1950: Ordained priest for Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • June 25, 1974: Appointed Titular Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of London, Ontario, Canada
  • August 28, 1974: Consecrated Titular Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania
  • July 7, 1978: Appointed Bishop of London, Ontario, Canada
  • August 21, 1978: Installed as Bishop of London, Ontario, Canada
  • April 27, 2002: Bishop Emeritus of London, Ontario, Canada

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Gerald Emmett Carter
Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Ronald Peter Fabbro
Preceded by
Gerald Emmett Carter
Auxiliary Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Marcel André J. Gervais
Preceded by
Francis Frederick Reh
Titular Bishop of Macriana in Mauretania
Succeeded by
Francisco María Aguilera González