Frederick Mitchell (bishop)

Frederick Julian Mitchell (30 July 1901 – 3 June 1979) was the 12th Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh who was later translated to Down and Dromore.

Educated at Campbell College and Trinity College, Dublin [1] and ordained in 1925, his first post was a curacy at St Mary, Belfast.[2] He then held incumbencies at St Polycarp Finaghy[3] and St Patrick, Kilconriola and was later appointed Rural Dean of Ballymena, his last post before ordination to the episcopate. He was elected to Down and Dromore on 18 October 1955 (his election was confirmed the same day) and he retired from that see on 7 November 1969.


  1. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 9780199540877
  2. Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  3. Photo of church
Religious titles
Preceded by
Albert Edward Hughes
Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
1950 1955
Succeeded by
Charles John Tyndall
Preceded by
William Shaw Kerr
Bishop of Down and Dromore
1955 1969
Succeeded by
George Alderson Quin

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