Our Clergy

Reverend John Gorman

appointed parish priest St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith September 2019. Also Parish Priest St Wilfrids Stubshaw Cross, and Our Lady Immaculate Bryn.

Paul @ St Oswald's

Deacon  Rev Paul Blinston

BORN: Shevington, Wigan 1957

EDUCATED: St Marie’s Primary School, Standish, Wigan
St Peter’s High School,Orrell Wigan
St John Rigby College, Gathurst, Wigan

MARRIED: to Susan in June 1978

WORKED: most of working life in Civil Service

ORDAINED: to the Permanent Diaconate in June 2004 by Archbishop
Patrick Kelly.


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Deacon  Rev John O’Brien(retired)

BORN: Prescott 1941

EDUCATED:St Edwards College, Liverpool


WORKED: Personel and training

ORDAINED: to the Permanent Diaconate in  1994


Deacon Rev Jim ByrneIMG_0698

BORN: Bryn, Wigan 1962

EDUCATED:Our Lady Immaculate RC Primary School, Bryn

St Edmund Arrowsmith RC High School,  Ashton in Makerfield

St John Rigby RC College Gathurst, Wigan.

MARRIED:  To Barbara in October 1988

WORK: Retired ex National Sales Manager in Foodservice Industry

ORDAINED: By Archbishop Malcom McMahon 12th June 2016


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