Thomas Winning Archbishop of Glasgow

Biography of Thomas Winning Archbishop of Glasgow

Thomas Joseph Winning (1925-2001) was Roman Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, from 1974, and a Cardinal from 1994. The University awarded him an honorary DD in 1983.

Born in Wishaw, Winning studied for the priesthood at St Mary's College, Blairs, St Peter's College in Glasgow and St Joseph's College in London. In 1946 he was one of the first students to study at the Pontifical Scots College in Rome after the Second World War, and he was ordained a priest in 1948 after further study at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He returned to that university after a short spell in Scotland, to study for a doctorate that was awarded in 1953.

Winning returned to pastoral duties in Scotland from 1953 to 1971, with a brief interval from 1961 to 1966 when he was spiritual director of the Pontifical Scots College. He was appointed titular Bishop of Louth and Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Glasgow in 1970, Vicar General of the Archdiocese and parish priest of Our Holy Redeemer parish in Clydebank in 1971, and Archbishop of Glasgow in 1974. In 1994 he was named a Cardinal.


Thomas Winning Archbishop of Glasgow

Born 3 June 1925, Wishaw, Scotland.
Died 17 June 2001.
University Link: Honorary Graduate
GU Degree: DD, 1983;
Occupation categories: clergy
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Record last updated: 13th Aug 2008

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