Bishop John Arnold

Bishop Arnold with new the Catholics Credit Brendan Callaghan SJ
With the end of the academic year approaching, two celebrations were enjoyed by the chaplaincy community in Manchester, both of them making a happy and relaxed end to a good year in the life of the chaplaincy and the Universities' Church of the Holy Name.On Friday 31st May the end-of-year barbecue saw 60+ students gathered in the garden for barbecued food, drinks, games, and singing into the small hours. The wide range of nationalities, languages and backgrounds of those who frequent the...
Lord Nicholas Windsor unveils plaque at Theodore House
Theodore House, the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst College, was officially opened by Lord Nicholas Windsor on Friday.  This £4 million project converted a listed disused mill in the College grounds into a centre for study, retreats, Christian renewal and for the training of the laity in Christian leadership.Lord Nicholas, youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent and a convert to Catholicism, is a Royal Patron of Theodore House. He unveiled a plaque on the site of the converted...
Kensy Joseph SJ makes his promise of obedience
Please pray for Kensy Joseph SJ who was ordained to the diaconate on Saturday 11th November at Holy Name Church Manchester by the Right Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford.Concelebrating were Fr Provincial Damian Howard SJ and the Superior of the Manchester community Fr Brendan Callaghan SJ, along with assistant chaplain Fr William Pearsall SJ and over twenty other Jesuits and diocesan clergy.  Music was beautifully performed by the Manchester University chaplaincy praise group,led by...
St Joseph's Chapel
The Right Reverend John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, alongside Fr Dermot Preston SJ is presiding over the blessing and mass of the St Joseph’s Chapel on the 25th May, in Hurst Green. Serving the local primary school of St Joseph’s, its restoration project has rejuvenated a gentle place of prayer for the area.The first chapel was built in 1859 by Fr James Walker SJ (Missioner from 1850 to 1861) alongside the charity school at Hurst Green. He dedicated them both to St Joseph, principal...
The Bishop of Salford has urged students and other worshippers in Manchester to be ‘missionary disciples’. Echoing the words of Pope Francis, he was speaking at Mass to celebrate the Jesuits’ 50 year association with the Catholic Chaplaincy on the University campus.Bishop John Arnold (pictured left) was celebrating Mass at Holy Name Church with the British Jesuit Provincial, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, and the Jesuit Chaplains to Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy. In his homily, he said...
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Manchester Universities' Catholic Chaplaincy in Oxford Road.  The first in a series of celebrations, will be a special Mass on Sunday 25th January concelebrated by the new bishop of Salford John Arnold, and provinical of the Jesuits in Britain, Fr Dermot Preston SJ.
At this year’s Carols by Candlelight service the Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy will be welcoming Bishop John Arnold as guest preacher.  This will be one of Bishop Arnold’s first official engagements as the eleventh Bishop of Salford.Among the readings will be a moving report from former Manchester doctorate student Amalia who returned to her native Damascus as a teacher in September.The church is always full for this popular event so come early to be sure...
Bishop-elect of Salford, John Arnold, has visited Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) staff in Cambodia in his role as Chairman of CAFOD. The Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster visited the country to observe how CAFOD’s partners are working to improve the lives of those affected by poverty. He says he experienced a country which is still recovering from Pol Pot’s oppressive regime of the 1970s and where the work of CAFOD and its partners has become so important in helping people work towards...