Clergy Appointments

NEW CLERGY APPOINTMENTS

IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LIVERPOOL

FROM SUMMER 2015

For your information, the following new Clergy Appointments are taking place within the Archdiocese during these coming weeks of summer:

The following priests are to retire from active ministry:

  • Fr. Austin Griffin from Penwortham.
  • Fr. Sean O’Connor from Netherton.
  • Fr. Anthony Reynolds from Widnes.
  • Fr. Francis Ferns from Anfield.
  • Fr. Brendan Rice from the Ireneaus Project.

The following priests are taking up new appointments:

  • Mgr. John Devine from St Mary, St Benedict & St Oswald, Warrington to Douglas, Isle of Man as Parish Priest.
  • Fr. William Murphy from Blessed Sacrament, Aintree to St Wilfrid, Widnes as Assistant Priest.
  • Fr. Philip Inch from O.L. of the Assumption, Gateacre to St Teresa & St Mary Magdalen, Penwortham as Parish Priest.
  • Canon Philip Gillespie from Douglas, Isle of Man to the Beda College in Rome as Rector.
  • Fr. David Heywood from St Margaret Clitherow, Leigh to St Mary, St Benedict & St Oswald, Warrington as Parish Priest.
  • Fr. Stephen Pritchard from Liverpool Hope University to O.L. of the Assumption, Gateacre as Parish Priest while also remaining Chaplain at Liverpool Hope University.
  • Fr. Liam Collister from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral to St Julie & St Teresa, St. Helens as Assistant Priest.
  • Fr. Paul Grady from Holy Name, Fazakerley to St Margaret Clitherow, Leigh as Parish Priest.
  • Fr. Joseph Kendall from St Wilfrid, Widnes to St Jude & St Aidan, Wigan as Assistant Priest.
  • Fr. Bruce Walles from Pastoral Area 1 to St Benet, Netherton as Parish Priest.
  • Fr. Matthew Jolley, newly-ordained, to Holy Name, Fazakerley as Assistant Priest.
  • Fr. Stephen Lee, newly-ordained, to Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral as Assistant Priest.
  • Fr. John Meehan from Blessed Sacrament Shrine, Liverpool to St Paul & St Timothy, West Derby as Assistant Priest.
  • Fr. Sergio Haro from St Jude & St Aidan, Wigan to Blessed Sacrament, Aintree as Administrator.
  • Fr. Silviu Climent from St Teresa, Upholland to Pastoral Area 21 as Assistant Priest.