A New Bishop: a guide for schools

A Resource for Schools

On Monday 12th February Pope Francis appointed Canon Paul Swarbrick as the Seventh Bishop of

Lancaster. Bishop-Elect Paul will be ordained bishop on Monday 9th April, the Solemnity of the

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at Lancaster Cathedral.

This guide will help your school prepare to celebrate this important event in the life of the Diocese of

Lancaster. It contains useful information to help explain some of the features of the ordination of a

bishop and the way in which this describesthe future ministry of a bishop: to teach, to govern and to


See link below for this downloadble resource.

New Bishop