Welcome Father Barry Lomax

On September 22nd Father Lomax became our new Parish Priest.  He has the difficult task of uniting three townships into one parish and in doing so will have to make some decisions which are likely to be unpopular with some of the parishioners.  We need to be aware of the very difficult task he has been given and offer him all the support we can.

Our New Parish Priest  …..So….Who’ve we got? Fr. Barry John Lomax 
Fr Lomax was born in Salford 15th March 1958.
After formal education was complete:
1974 – 1976: worked at Farnworth & Walkden Co-op Furniture Department.
1976 – 1986: worked at Laithwaite Bros Ltd. Funeral Director.
Qualified as Embalmer 31st January 1985 (M.B.I.E.)
Qualified as Funeral Director: 1st May1986 (Dip F.D.) 
Seminary  Training:  Campion House Osterley 1986-1988. St. Cuthbert’s College, Ushaw: 1988 – 1993. 
Appointments in Diocese:
1993- 1995: Assistant Priest, St. Mary’s Burnley.
1995- 1996: Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Ordsall, Salford.
1996-1998: Principal R.C. Chaplain N.M.G. Hospital, Crumpsall.
1998-1999: In Residence, St. Wilfrid’s, Longridge, Nr. Preston.
1999-2008. Parish Priest: Holy Family, Limeside.
2008-2009: Parish Priest, St. Gabriel’s, Castleton &  St. John the Baptist, Rochdale.
2009-2018: Parish Priest, St. Mark’s, Pendlebury
2010-2018: Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Swinton & St. Mark’s Pendlebury
 2018-    Present: Parish Priest of Our Lady & St. Hubert with St. Wulstan, Gt. Harwood, and  St. Mary, Clayton-le-Moors.
Appointments in G.M.P. 
2001- 2016: Divisional Chaplain to G.M.P. Oldham (Q Division)
2016-Present: Police Chaplain to Sedgely Park Police Training School. G.M.P Hough End & G.M.P. Clayton Brook Complex.
Appointments in C.P.G. 
2013-Present: National Chaplain to the Catholic Police Guild of England & Wales.



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Julia Ashworth, 03/01/2012

Lourdes 2016
Stephen Theaker, 25/09/2016
Great Harwood Lourdes Pilgrimage 2015
Stephen Theaker, 24/08/2015
Holy Land Tour 2012
Dorothy Casey, 14/09/2012
Lourdes Pligrimage 2012
Stephen Theaker, 24/09/2012
Winter Wonderland
12:30pm Sunday 25 November, St Wulstan's School