Bishop David has appointed Fr James Evans, currently Parish Priest of Sacred Heart in Aston Le Walls, as his Priest Secretary. Fr James will be based at Bishops House in Northampton and offer pastoral support to the Cathedral parish.

Fr James will remain diocesan Vice Chancellor, a role he has undertaken for the last few years. The role of priest secretary to our Bishop has been vacant for a number of years since Fr David Barrett stepped down from the role to undertake further studies before being appointed into a parish. Fr James will work alongside Tricia Elliott, who is Bishop David’s Personal Assistant when he begins his new ministry in September.

Bishop David has also announced some further clergy moves:

Fr John Conroy, MHM is to become Priest in Charge at The Sacred Heart and Our Lady, Aston-le- Walls.
Fr Nathaniel Onwuekwe is to become Priest in Charge at St Anthony’s, Farnham Road, Slough.
Fr Nicholas Nwanzi is to try his vocation as a military chaplain. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fr Nicholas for his ministry here in Northampton, and to wish him every blessing as he leaves the diocese for pastures new.

These moves will take place this summer.