HE Metropolitan Jerome OSJV of Selsey
Consecrated by, Archbishop Boniface Grosvold on Saturday, May 5th 2012 in the Collegiate Chapel of St John, Huron University, London, Ontario, Canada.
His Grace, Archbishop Jerome Lloyd (nee Cave) read Divinity at the United Theological College, Aberystwyth (of the Aberystwyth & Lampeter Schools of Theology) and for four years received a Traditional Catholic pre-Conciliar Seminary formation on the Continent. He has a comprehensive knowledge of Latin and his main academic interests are in Ecclesiology, Liturgy and Canon Law. His Grace can speak Welsh, French and Italian and is currently learning Spanish. A founder member of the Oratory of St John Vianney, His Grace is dedicated to applying the spirituality and pastoral zeal of the saintly Curé d'Ars to his ministry as a pastoral priest.
A committed ecumenist, His Grace has served as Chair of Churches Together in Central Brighton & Kemptown [2010-2011] and is involved in various ecumenical apostolates seeking to address the issues of contemporary society including homelessness, substance abuse/addiction and the general perception of Christianity in the wider community. His Grace facilitates a monthly ecumenical Christian forum "CARITAS" borne out of an ecumenical Lenten group, a discussion group mostly of lay people who discuss how to live the Christian Faith in our contemporary society. The Archbishop was a founding Trustee of "Peace of Mind" an ecumenical charity and project focusing on congregational awareness and the future foundation of a Christian based day centre for mental health sufferers. In February 2014, His Grace founded a new apostolate, "Cherubs" running a not-for-profit commercial kitchen and apprenticeship scheme in central Brighton.
Prior to his election and consecration, His Grace was the founding pastor of the ORCCE's Sussex Mission and the Brighton Oratory of St Cuthman & St Wilfrid. His Grace also had wider responsiblities as Vicar General and Chancellor of the ORCCE (since 2006) and as a Canon of the Metropolitan Bishop's Chapter. Additionally he acted as Rector of Formation for seminarians, oversaw the ongoing formation of priests and is the Provost General of the Oratory of St John Vianney, an ecumenical and international fraternity of Sacred Ministers. The Oratory is a Congregation of secular Clergy of regular observance, dedicated to emulating the spirituality and vocation of St John Vianney, the Patron Saint of Parish Priests.
The Archbishop is one of a handful of priests in the world who broadcast the traditional Mass in Latin, live, via the internet and is the only priest to do so in Europe. Since broadcasting began in August of 2008, 30'707 viewers have tuned into the Mass and since archiving of broadcasts began, 9'004 people have watched the episodes of Mass since March of 2010, [Stats as at 12/11/10].
Prior to entering religion, Msgr Lloyd worked in the leisure and hospitality trade, as a restaurateur, in IT project management and Employer Marketing consultancy for the British Civil Service (Department for Work & Pensions) and as a musician/performer where he took the professional name Jerome Lloyd (Equity) - which he has since retained.
Archbishop Lloyd is 5th [via Leadbetter] & 7th [via Landes Berghes] in Apostolic Succession from Archbishop Geraldus Gul of Utrecht, 4th [via Leadbetter] & 6th [via Landes Berghes] from Archbishop Arnold Harris Mathew and fourth from Archbishop Carmel Henry Carfora, all of blessed memory* [see Table of Apostolic Succession].