|Diocese of Memphis|
|Ecclesiastical province||Archdiocese of Louisville|
|Established||June 20, 1970|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception|
Martin David Holley|
Bishop of Memphis
Joseph Edward Kurtz|
Archbishop of Louisville
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis (Latin: Dioecesis Memphitana in Tennesia) is a Roman Catholic diocese in Tennessee. It was founded on June 20, 1970, when Pope Paul VI removed the counties in the state west of the Tennessee River from the Diocese of Nashville, which, prior to that time, encompassed the entire state.
The diocese is broken into two deaneries, the Memphis Deanery comprising Shelby County and the Jackson Deanery which encompassed the other 20 counties in the diocese. Currently, there are 28 parishes in the Memphis Deanery, 14 parishes and 5 missions in the Jackson Deanery.
The following is a list of Ordinaries (Bishops of the Diocese) of Memphis, along with their dates of service:
There is one Catholic University within the geographic boundaries of the Diocese:
There are a total of 28 primary and secondary schools with a total of more than 8000 students. The High Schools include: