—-—-For forms of address see Anglican Archbishop or Roman Catholic Bishop.
How to Address a Most Reverend
The Most Reverend is not an office or rank. Rather, it is a courtesy title used when addressing a high member of the clergy such as an Anglican archbishop, or a Roman Catholic bishop. (1) Confirm the office held by the individual and (2) find and follow the link to that office in the list at right on desktops, at the bottom of every page on tablets and phones.
The Most Reverend is used in the same pattern as ‘the Reverend’. ‘The Most Reverend’ is used before a (Full Name) or (initial[s]) + (Surname). Examples of correct forms include:
—-• The Most Reverend Mark M. Phillips
—-• The Most Reverend C. M. Phillips
The Most Reverend describes an individual: An office is not the most reverend, the person is most reverend. It is always followed by a person’s name:
—-Incorrect: The Most Reverend Archbishop of Brisbane
—-Correct: The Most Reverend Mark M. Phillips, The Archbishop of Brisbane