Tuesday, 20 September 2011

New Provost Appointed at the Birmingham Oratory

Peter Jennings (link) 20.9.2011

The following press release was issued by the Catholic Communications office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, on Tuesday 20 September 2011:

“Fr Ignatius Harrison has been appointed Provost of the Birmingham Oratory by the Holy See, following the resignation of Fr Richard Duffield.

Fr Duffield has resigned for reasons of ill-health, at his own request.

Fr Harrison will also be actor and vice-postulator for the cause of Cardinal Newman, who was beatified in 2010.”

End of release.

"Fr Ignatius Harrison is at present also Provost of the Brompton Oratory in London.

Fr Gareth Jones, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cardiff, a former novice at the Birmingham Oratory, has been appointed as Assistant to Fr Harrison.

Thoughts and comments about these appointments most welcome."