New Priest For St Luke’s Church Southport
On Sunday 25th August 2013 Father Paul Hutchins was licensed as the new Priest in charge at St Luke’s Church on St Luke’s Road, Southport, by the Bishop of Beverley, the Rt Revd Glyn Webster with the Archdeacon of Warrington, the Venerable Peter Bradley.
Pictured above: The Bishop of Beverley, the Rt Revd Glyn Webster and Father Paul Hutchins
Fr Paul comes to St Luke’s having served previously in parishes in Salford and Oldham.
Fr Paul is greatly looking forward to working in Southport and hopes to make St Luke’s an opening and welcoming parish church, being there for people when they need the church, wheather it be for baptism, wedding or funeral or just to come and say a prayor.
Fr Paul hopes that during his time at St Luke’s people will find that they are most welcome and that the parish mass each Sunday at 10:30am is a wonderful way to do this.
Above: Mayor od Sefton Maureen Fearn welcomes Fr Paul to St Lukes
He also hopes to encourage children to attend the church and a brand new Sunday School will be operating each Sunday from 10:30am.
Above: Fr Paul talks about his new role at St Luke’s
Above: Fr Paul greets members of the congregation
Above l-r: Brian Heaton (Church Warden) Rt Revd Glyn Webster, Susan & Paul Hutchins
Fr Paul is married to his wife Susan, who is a native of Merseyside and they have six children, they are very much looking forward to serving in Southport.
Above: Paul & Susan