The Good Shepherds of Lancaster!

Dear friends in Christ,

Welcome to this week’s Blog!

Back from my summer travels, I find the curial offices in the process of being given a face lift . . . . could do with one myself!
My office walls are now lined with portraits of my six predecessors. Bishop Pearson O.S.B. was the first Bishop of Lancaster, followed by Bishop Flynn, Bishop Foley, assisted by auxiliary Bishop Pearson. More recently came Bishop John Brewer, Patrick O’Donoghue, and Bishop Michael Campbell O.S.A. To look up and see their faces somehow gives me strength and encouragement. Each has served the Diocese with zeal and faithfulness, shouldering the burdens of the day, walking with Christ. Let us all draw comfort and strength from the faces and memories of those who have gone before us.

 Rt Rev Thomas Wulstan OSB      

Rt Rev Thomas Edward Flynn

Rt Rev Thomas Bernard Pearson

 Auxiliary Bishop

Rt Rev Brian Charles Foley

Rt Rev John Brewer 

Rt Rev Patrick O’Donoghue

Rt Rev Michael Gregory Campbell OSA

The summer is growing old, but the Gospel is ever new!

May God bless you all!

As ever in Christ our Lord,


Paul Swarbrick

Bishop of Lancaster