The official visit to a parish by the bishop only happens every few years. The last one took place in 2003. It is our parish OFSTED!
Bishop William Kenney will be here for the weekend 3/4 March, presiding at the Sunday Masses and eager to meet members of the parish family. Please come to a gathering with our bishop in the Don Bosco Centre at 6:30pm on Saturday 3rd. This will be our opportunity to share what we feel is important and to reflect with Bishop William on how Christ is present in our neighbourhood.
You might be interested to read of our Bishop's wider responsibilities in the Church of England and Wales:
Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in May 1946, Bishop Kenney was ordained to the priesthood in June 1969. He is a member of the Congregation of the Passion. He was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Stockholm and Vicar General on 24 August 1987. From 1991 to 1999, he was Chair of Caritas Europe and Vice-Chair of Caritas Internationalis.
The Holy Father announced the appointment of Bishop Kenney as auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Birmingham on 17 October 2006. Bishop Kenney is the Bishops’ Conference spokesman on European affairs and represents the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales at COMECE – the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community. He is Episcopal Liaison to the National Board of Catholic Women, is part of the annual Holy Land Co-ordination pilgrimage and is a member of the Bishop's Conference Department of International Affairs.