Bishop Sean Manchester was born near Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England. An Author, Researcher, Bishop, Doctor of Pastoral Ministry, he prepared for holy orders, having entered the minor order of exorcist in 1973, which led to his entry into the diaconate and priesthood in 1990. He was episcopally consecrated on 4th October 1991. A bishop alone may authorise solemn exorcisms, as Bishop Manchester explained on the James Whale Show, 20.02.2002, adding that demand has put immense pressure on those who carry out exorcisms. This was confirmed four days later in a front-page headline story in the Roman Catholic newspaper The Universe where the Pope warned of the serious growth of occult practices and satanic sects that has led to an unprecedented rise in demand for exorcists.
Bishop Manchester has specialised in the ministry of exorcism for three decades and is acknowledged by many as one of Britain's foremost authorities on demonology (including vampirology) and exorcism. He has been warning of a satanic revival and the existence of supernatural evil since the late Sixties, and is the author of over half a dozen books, mostly concerned with this topic, having contributed to countless television documentaries and studio debates. His last television documentary offering was transmitted in 2002 on the Discovery Travel Channel, in a series titled Legends of the Living Dead. His final live UK radio transmission was on 20.02.2002 for the James Whale Show, and his last international interview with global syndication was on his birthday (Pacific time) with George Noory for the Coast to Coast Art Bell Show, transmitted from St Louis, USA, Monday/Tuesday 15 July 2002.