Appointment of the first Bishop of Oswestry

Dec 3, 2022 by

from The Society:

After consultation with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Fr Paul Thomas SSC has been appointed as the first Bishop of Oswestry. The Society’s Council of Bishops is delighted to hear this news and warmly congratulates Fr Paul.


Fr Paul, once consecrated, will provide sacramental and pastoral oversight to Society parishes in the western half of the southern province of the Church of England; in an area which is now known as the See of Oswestry and which was formerly known as the See of Ebbsfleet.


Fr Paul’s service to the Church has been rooted in parochial ministry in and around the capital and he has been the parish priest of his current church – St James, Sussex Gardens in Paddington, London which is a parish under the episcopal oversight of the Bishop of Fulham – for the last 11 years.


Fr Paul became well known during lockdown for his innovative use of social media, providing content which was both entertaining and evangelistic. He also spent a couple of years as the acting Archdeacon of Charing Cross in recent years which will provide him with invaluable experience for his new role.


Bishop Tony Robinson commented:

“Fr Paul has served the Church faithfully and with imagination and good humour over the last 20 years. He is a talented communicator and he has much to offer the parishes of the See of Oswestry. We very much look forward to his episcopacy starting in early 2023.”

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