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.