Novena of Prayer for The Bishop-Designate of Oswestry

A Christmas Greeting from the Bishop-Designate of Oswestry: Fr Paul Thomas SSC

Fr Paul’s consecration will be on the Feast of Candlemas in Canterbury Cathedral – Thursday 2 February 2023. A time for the consecration service has yet to be announced. A novena of prayer is available below for all those who want to link themselves through prayer to the consecration and to Fr Paul’s episcopal ministry within the Church. The novena will run from Wednesday 25 January – the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul the Apostle – to Thursday 2 February – the Feast of Candlemas.

New Bishop of Oswestry Announced

Fr Paul Thomas SSC has been announced as the new Bishop of Oswestry. His consecration will take place on Candlemas (Thursday 2nd February 2023).

Fr Paul has recorded a video (here):

The letter from the Bishop-designate to the people of the See of Oswestry can be read here:

You can read The Prime Minister’s Appointments Office – here, the Statement from the Bishop of Lichfield – here, and the Statement from the Bishops of the Society – here.

Please pray for Fr Paul, and give thanks to God for the appointment of our new bishop.