SS Mary and Michaels’ Garstang Welcome Back Former Student.

The new Bishop of Lancaster, Fr. Paul Swarbrick, paid a visit to his former primary school on Sunday 13th May. The Bishop came to say Mass for the Parish of St. Mary and Michaels’ in Garstang, his hometown. Children from the school participated in the Mass then led a May Procession to crown the statue of Mary in the school grounds.

At a celebratory lunch following Mass, the children and the head teacher, Mrs Wilkinson presented the Bishop with the present version of his old school uniform, a school hoodie, personalised with ‘Bishop Paul’ on the back. It was a joyous occasion which will stay in the hearts and minds of all those who attended.