The Bishop of Oswestry, with great excitement, invites all across the See to make it a priority to attend one of the three Oswestry Chrism Festivals this year. The day begins with the Chrism Mass, followed by a buffet lunch. A time of catechesis comes after, and the Festival concludes with Benediction of the [...]
The Bishop of Oswestry will be leading the first ever Oswestry Pilgrimage on 9th March (by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter). The Bishop invites all to attend! Please see the poster for more details and how to register a place
The Bishop of Oswestry ordained Fr Daniel Vickerstaff to the Priesthood at St John's Church in Leamington Spa, where Fr Daniel serves. We rejoice with Fr Daniel and pray for him as his priestly ministry commences
The Bishop of Oswestry ordained Tim Davies to the Diaconate at Bristol Cathedral. We rejoice with Fr Tim and pray for him and the parishes in Swindon, where he will serve.
At the Vigil Mass of Ss Peter and Paul, Bishop Paul ordained Fr Sebastian Way to the Priesthood at St Giles, Reading, in the Diocese of Oxford. We rejoice with Fr Sebastian and pray for him and the parish of St Giles Reading, where he continues to serve.
On Sunday 25th June, Bishop Paul ordained Fr Philip Garrett to the Priesthood at St Michael and All Angels, Cross Heath, in the Diocese of Lichfield. This was Bishop Paul's first ordination as Bishop of Oswestry. We rejoice with Fr Philip and pray for him and the parishes of St Michael and All Angels, [...]
The Fourth Sunday of Easter (30th April) is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday or Vocations Sunday, when we pray for an increase in vocations to the Diaconate and Priesthood. Father David Craven and Jean Kouacou have produced a novena of prayer leading up to Vocations Sunday for The Society, and Bishop Paul encourages [...]
Father Barry Orford was the preacher at the consecration of Bishop Paul. You can find the text of the sermon HERE
We rejoice that Paul Thomas was consecrated as the first Bishop of Oswestry on 2nd February 2023, the feast of Candlemas, at Canterbury Cathedral. More photos will be published soon (photo credit: Emma Underhill)
During the consecration of Fr Paul Thomas as Bishop of Oswestry, a letter of greeting was read out from His All Holiness, the Ecumenical Patrirch. The text of the letter can be found HERE