After many years of service, Father Howard Marsh, Priest in Charge of Our Lady & St Edward has, following consultation with the Bishop, announced his retirement from Parish Ministry. Effective from the last day of May 2023 this will also regretfully mark the closure of our Mission and work in Bolton.

Father Marsh remains a priest in good standing in our Diocese and the Bishop is to give him a Permission to Officiate Licence.

Commenting on Father Marsh’s decision, Bishop Damien said he wished to extend his thanks to Fr Howard for his ministry and service in Bolton and Salford and for a number of years on the Council of Advice and as Diocesan Treasurer.