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Pope Francis' Prayer Intention For August

Small Businesses:

We pray for small and medium sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.


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Medieval Vestment


Fr Peter Sharrock

Fr Peter took up the position of Parish Priest on 1 September 2017.


Fr John Walsh, Parish Priest

Fr John moved to St John's in the summer of 2012 from Morecambe.

He grew up in Sligo, in the Republic of Ireland, and before entering formation for the priesthood worked as nurse. He was ordained in 1982, and has served in most parts of the diocese, and also with the diocese's mission in Zambia.

Fr Walsh moved to English Martyrs, Poulton-le-Fylde on 1 September 2017 and retired on Sunday, 17 October 2021.


Fr John-Paul Ryan

Fr John-Paul arrived in the Parish on Monday, 17 August to take up the position of Assistant Priest and Chaplin at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. He moved to St Kentigern's, Blackpool on 1 September 2017.


Fr John Moriarty, Assistant Priest

Fr John came to St John's in January 2013, serving as chaplain to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and as assistant in the Parish.

Fr John is originally from Grimsargh, near Preston, and was ordained priest in 2010. Before coming to Poulton-le-Fylde he has been serving in St Mary's and St Joseph's, Cleator and Frizington.

As of Monday, 17 August 2015, Fr John left to take up the position of Head of Activities at Castlerigg in Cumbria.

Deacon Bill Milton

Bill was ordained deacon in 2007.