National Chaplain

CPG National Chaplain – Fr Barry Lomax

Fr Barry Lomax was born in Pendleton, Salford in 1958. After his formal education was completed in 1974 he started work for the Farnworth & Walkden Co-op in their Furniture Dept. In 1976 he began a career as a funeral director for a small family company in Salford where he remained for the next 10 years obtaining several professional qualifications. In 1986 he was accepted for training for the Priesthood by the then Bishop of Salford, Rt Rev. Patrick A. Kelly. From 1986-88, he attended Campion House, Osterley, a Jesuit College in London for late vocations. In 1988 he continued his studies for the Priesthood at St. Cuthbert’s Seminary, Ushaw, Co. Durham, and was ordained Deacon at St. Cuthbert’s Seminary, Ushaw on 26th June 1992 and ordained Priest for the Diocese of Salford at St. Hugh of Lincoln Church, Stretford on 27th June 1993. Bishop Kelly was Principal Celebrant on both occasions. He has undertaken a number of appointments within his Diocese both as a Chaplain, Assistant and Parish Priest. Most recently in 2009 has was appointed Parish Priest of St. Mark’s Pendlebury, Swinton and in 2010 he also accepted responsibility as Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Swinton. In 2000 he became Divisional Chaplain to G.M.P. Oldham (Q Division). In 2015 he became Branch Chaplain to GMP Sedgley Park Police Training School, GMP Clayton Brook complex and GMP Hough End.