Recent Clergy Appointments

Friday 27th July 2018

Over the last few weeks there have been announcements in some parishes regarding appointments the bishop has made of new parish priests. These are detailed below. Further appointments will take place in the autumn.

We need to serve our parish communities in the best possible way, but also take the Gospel out to the marginalised as Pope Francis asks us. This calls for some changes and so, over the past few weeks, quite a number of priests have been asked to take on new appointments and quite a few parishes have welcomed new parish priests.

In addition to the reappointment of some clergy, Canon Kevin Kenny and Fr Arthur Neary have also announced their retirement. We give our thanks for their many years of service to the diocese and assure them of our continued prayers as they settle into retirement.

Recent Clergy Appointments 

Fr Barry O’Sullivan has been appointed to work at St Luke’s Centre.

Mgr John Daly as Parish Priest at St Mary’s, Horwich.

Fr Sean O’Brien as Parish Priest at St Mary’s, Oswaldtwistle.

Canon Michael Cooke as Parish Priest of St Luke’s, Irlams O’th Heights and Ss Peter & Paul, Pendleton.

Canon David Ryder as Assistant Priest to these parishes.

Fr Martin Dowd as Chaplain to Central Manchester Hospitals

Fr David Chinnery as Parish Priest to Corpus Christi, Bolton.

Fr Tony Dutton as Parish Priest of St Wilfrid, Longridge, St Mary, Chipping and Ss Peter and Paul, Ribchester.

Fr Shaun Braiden as Parish Priest at St Peter, Mill Hill, St John Vianney and Pleasington Priory

Fr Frankie Mulgrew as Parish Priest of St James and All Souls, Pendleton and Chaplain to Salford University.

Fr Joe Gee as Chaplain to Royal Blackburn Hospital (residing at St Joseph, Audley Range).

Fr Geoffrey Marlor as Parish Priest of St Mary, Heaton Norris.

Fr Peter McGiveron as Parish Priest at St Joseph, Todmorden.

Fr Peter Hopkinson as Parish Priest at St Thomas More, Alkrington and St Peter, Middleton.

Fr David Featherstone as Parish Priest of St Mary, Burnley, Christ the King, Burnley and St John, Burnley.

Fr Kieran Mullarkey as Parish Priest at Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Urmston.


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