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
The Bishop-Designate, Father Paul Thomas SSC, sends the following Christmas greeting to the Clergy and People of the See of Oswestry: Friends, the Church invites us this Christmas to ponder anew and to respond afresh to the mystery of our redemption in Christ. Robed in our human nature and sharing our life [...]
The Reverend Paul Thomas SSC, currently Vicar of St James’ Church Paddington in the Diocese of London, has been appointed as the new Bishop of Oswestry. Speaking of his upcoming role in the Canterbury Province of the Church of England, Fr Paul said he is looking forward to committing himself as a missionary bishop and dedicated [...]