St Ambrose Church in Leyland welcome new Vicar

Posted on - 4th October, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Leyland, Preston News, South Ribble News
Paul with the Bishop

Rev. Paul Robinson has been welcomed into his new parish – St Ambrose Church in Leyland – by Rt. Rev. Philip North, the Bishop of Burnley.


Prior to his appointment as Vicar in September, Rev. Paul held several appointments in the Diocese of Liverpool
and his most recent appointment was as Priest-in-Charge at St. Anne’s Shandon in Cork and Chaplain at St
Luke’s Home, Mahon.

Father Paul’s recent Service of Welcome, which took place at St Ambrose Church, was conducted by Bishop

In addition to his family and many friends, Paul was supported at the Welcoming service by former colleagues
and parishioners from St Cuthbert, Lydiate and St Thomas, Halsall.

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Also in attendance were fellow clergy from across Lancashire and the congregation of St Ambrose.

During the Welcoming Service Rev. Robinson was welcomed to his new Parish by Rev. Marc Wolverson, the local Area Dean, Rev. David Whitehouse, the Patron of Leyland, the Mayor of Leyland, Councillor Jane Bell and representatives from other Christian denominations, local schools and the Parish Council.

Bishop Philip said: “This has been a wonderful evening of celebration and I hope that Paul will bring the joy of the
Lord to the people of St Ambrose and the whole parish.“

Rev. Paul said: “I am looking forward to working with such lovely people – so far, so good!”

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