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New Priest Administrator
for Walsingham Shrine
ishOP LindsAY UrWin, ality and hospitality. He organised place of healing and prayer. With come Centre and im-
presently Bishop of Horsham, the first post-Easter retreat confer- Milner Wing development all but proved accommodation
is to be the next Priest Adminis- ence at Caister in 1996, attracting complete, this is as good time as will be among the most
trator of the Shrine of Our Lady 200+ people initially. Held more- any to move on and I look for- obvious examples of his
of Walsingham. News of the ap- ward to the challenges of a larger legacy in Walsingham.
pointment was announced by the inner-city parish.” The Guardians and count-
Master of the Guardians early on During his time at the Shrine, less pilgrims nationally
Friday, 15th August - the Feast Fr Philip has built strongly on the have greatly valued his
of the Assumption. Bishop Lind- work of his predecessors - over- ministry at the Shrine
say will succeed Fr Philip North, seeing the complete redesign of and assure him of their
who leaves the Shrine at the end the Shrine’s gardens and then gratitude, prayers and best
of September to move to a parish the driving-force behind the new wishes for this new chap-
in London. building development. It was per- ter in his priestly life.”
Announcing the Appointment, haps fitting that one of his final
Canon Martin Warner, Master tasks at the Shrine was to lead the
of the Guardians, said “we are 2008 Youth Pilgrimage. The FiF College of Deans
delighted that Bishop Lindsay
Anglia regional dean (Chelmsford & St Edmundsbury and Ipswich)
has agreed to accept the post of Renewal of mission
Fr Alan Cross SSC, S. Barnabas Vicarage, 127 Snakes Lane East, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 7HX
Priest Administrator. He is a wise Canon Martin Warner, Master of
020 8504 4687
and experienced pastor whose Shrine’s College of Guardians paid
Chichester regional dean (Chichester & Europe)
enthusiasm as a Christian com- tribute to the energy, commit-
Fr Beau Brandie SSC, S. Martin’s Rectory, Upper Wellington Road, Brighton BN2 3AN
municator is profound and infec- ment and leadership of Fr Philip:
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tious. Under his leadership we are “It is great news for the church in
derby regional dean (Derby)
confident that Walsingham will Camden that Fr Philip is to be the
Fr William Butt, The Rectory, Stavely, Chesterfield S43 3TN - 01246 472270
continue to play a vital role in our next Team Rector of the Old St
east Wessex regional dean (Guildford, Portsmouth & Winchester)
church and nation.” Pancras Team. Over the past six
Fr Barry Fry SSC, S. Barnabas’ Vicarage, 12 Rose Road, Southampton SO14 6TE
or-less annually since then, recent years he has brought outstand-
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Australia born conferences have seen over 700 ing gifts and achievements to the
Kent regional dean (Canterbury & Rochester)
Lindsay Urwin was born in Mel- - 1,000 delegates attending. He is
Fr David Herbert SSC, The Vicarage, Bickley Park Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 2BE
bourne, Australia, in 1956. He ar- a member of the Oratory of the 020 8467 3809 -
rived in England in 1976 and be- Good Shepherd - a world-wide
Lichfield regional dean (Lichfield)
gan training for the priesthood at detached order for those who try
Cuddesdon (now Ripon College, to live the religious life within the
London regional dean (London)
Cuddesdon) in 1977. After being apostolic ministry in the world.
Fr Malcolm Gray SSC, 16 Alpine Walk, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 3HU
ordained priest in 1981, he served Membership involves one hour’s 020 950 7860 - 0721 664178 -
in south London as a curate in the silent prayer a day and total con-
Mercia regional dean (Birmingham, Coventry)
Walworth parish before being ap- secration of life. Fr Ronald Crane SSC, The Vicarage, 17 Greenhill Road, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield B72 1DS
pointed Vicar of North Dulwich Bishop Lindsay will take up his 0121 373 8348 - 07754 770802 -
in 1983. He quickly gained a rep- new post early in 2008. northern Yorkshire regional dean (Bradford, Ripon, York)
utation for evangelism and com- Fr Gareth Jones, 36 Whitcliffe Lane, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 2JL
munication - being able to express Fr Philip North
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the great mysteries of faith with The present Priest Administra- northumbria regional dean (Carlisle, Durham, Newcastle)
simplicity and enthusiasm. Dr tor of the Shrine, Fr Philip North,
Fr Beresford Skelton SSC, S. Mary Magdalene’s Vicarage, Millfield, Sunderland SR4 6HJ
Eric Kemp, then Bishop of Chich- will take up his new position as
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ester, recognised these gifts and Team Rector of the Old St Pancras norwich regional dean (Ely, Norwich)
took him south to be his Dioc- Team in London at the end of the
Fr Peter Keeling SSC, 23 Cleaves Drive, Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6EQ - 01328 820310
esan Missioner. He was appointed current pilgrimage season. Shrine, particularly in the work north Wales regional dean (Bangor, St Asaph)
Bishop of Horsham in the Chich- “I have had an amazing six with young people and families,
Fr Robert Rowland SSC, The Vicarage, Dyserth, Rhyl LL18 6DB - 01745 570750
ester Diocese at the age of 37. years,” Fr Philip said “and it has and in the renewal of mission and Oxford regional dean (Oxford)
Bishop Lindsay has developed been a huge pleasure to work with catholic evangelism.
Fr Ross Northing SSC, SS Mary and Giles Vicarage, 14 Willow Lane, Stoney Stratford,
many international links around pilgrims and in the local commu- The successful £2m appeal that
Buckinghamshire MK11 1FG - 01908 562148 -
the theme of evangelism, spiritu- nity developing Walsingham as a Fr Philip spearheaded for a Wel-
scotland regional dean (Aberdeen & Orkney, Argyll & the Isles, Brechin, Edinburgh,
Glasgow & Galloway, Moray, Ross & Caithness and St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane)
Fr Len Black SSC, S. Michael’s Rectory, 28 Abban Street, Inverness IV3 6HH
New Appointments
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south Wales regional dean (Llandaff, Monmouth)
Fr Hadyn England-Simon SSC, S. Peter’s Vicarage, Llewellyn Street, Pentre, Rhondda-
Cynon-Taff CF41 7BY - 01443 433651
in Fulham
south Yorkshire & notts regional dean (Sheffield, Southwell, Wakefield)
Fr Tony Delves SSC, The Vicarage, Lockwood Road, Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire S63 9JY
01709 898426
southwark regional dean (Southwark)
Fr Andrew Stevens SSC, S. Nicholas’ Vicarage, 64 Purrett Road, Plumstead, London SE18 1JP
020 8854 0461 - 07958 600049 -
tamar regional dean (Exeter, Truro)
Fr Sam Philpott SSC, S. Peter’s Vicarage, 23 Wyndham Square, Plymouth PL1 5EG
01752 222007 - 07770 504415 -
the Marches regional dean (Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester)
Fr John Pitchford SSC, Woodlands, Eaton Road, Malvern Wells, Worcestershire WR14 4PE
01684 575893 -
the north West regional dean (Blackburn, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Sodor & Man)
Fr Alan Cooke, The Vicarage, Milne Street, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 0HR - 0161 624 2005
the Ouse regional dean (Peterborough, St Albans)
Fr Geoffrey Neal, 63 The Moor, Carlton, Bedfordshire MK43 7JS
01234 720938 -
trent regional dean (Leicester, Lincoln)
Fr Reginald Stretton, 19 Paddock Close, Quorn, Loughborough LE12 8BJ
01509 412935 -
Sub dean Fr Paul Noble SSC, The Rectory, Fishtoft Road, Skirbeck, Boston PE21 0DJ
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West Wales regional dean (Swansea and Brecon, St David’s)
ishOP JOhn BrOAdhUrst, Bishop of Fulham, has recently been busy licensing four priests with
Fr Philip Wyn Davies SSC, Y Ficerdy, Tregaron, Ceredigion SY25 6HL - 01974 299010
his jurisdiction. They are Fr robin Jones ssC (above left) who will serve at St Luke’s Shepherds Bush, West Wessex regional dean (Bath and Wells, Bristol, Salisbury)
Fr scott Anderson ssC who will serve at St Mary’s Lewisham, Fr daniel humphreys who will serve at
Fr Peter Clarke SSC, 6 West Camel Farm, West Camel, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7HH
St Matthew’s Willesden Green and Fr Luke irvine-Capel ssC (above right) who will serve at St Gabriel’s
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Warwick Square.
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