Metropolitan Jerome OSJV of Selsey
The Most Revd Jerome Lloyd OSJV DD FRSA
Metropolitan Jerome is the Titular Archbishop of Selsey and Metropolitan of the Province of Europe of the Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion with responsibility for Western Orthodox clergy and faith communities dispersed across the continent of Europe and apostolic oversight for Africa and Asia. In November 2017 during the international holy Synod of the Orthodox Old Roman Catholic Communion held in Chicago, USA, he was elected Primus (inter pares) the “first among equals” of and by his brother bishops and clergy. This international aspect to his ministry often entails travel abroad visiting communities to affirm the faithful, pastor clergy and administer the sacraments of Confirmation and Ordination.
“Father Jerome” as he is more commonly known in the city of Brighton & Hove, UK, is the Provost and Administrator of the Brighton Oratory. He is a Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of Brighton & Hove Faith in Action a charity representing and promoting cooperation between faith communities in the city and is Chair of the Combatting Faith Hate Partnership. In 2009 he co-founded The Hub homeless drop-in in partnership with the Salvation Army. He is a former Chair (2010-2011) of Churches Together in Central Brighton and has been its Secretary since 2014. He is also founder and Director of Cherubs Kitchen, an apostolate providing NVQ catering apprenticeships and work placements. Father Jerome also has a developing Music Therapy ministry and chhaplaincy to nursing and retirement homes in the city and surrounding areas and he was a founding member of “Peace of Mind – Churches Working Together in Brighton & Hove” an ecumenical project focused on congregational awareness of Mental Health. In 2008 he began broadcasting the daily Mass on the internet for the housebound and dispersed faithful, attracting approx 150 viewers a day through Facebook.