St Mary’s Church, Bolton-le-Sands, welcomes new Parish Priest
Fr Peter Houghton has arrived as the new parish priest for St Mary’s Catholic Church in Bolton-le-Sands.
“My name is Rev Fr. Peter Houghton. I hail from Preston and was educated by Jesuits. After 5 years in Insurance I trained for Catholic Priesthood, in Rome and in Durham, and was ordained in 1985. The last 40 years have been serving in parishes: Carlisle, Egremont, Barrow, Coniston and Appleby. I have three younger sisters and six nephews and nieces.
My interests include sport, especially horse racing and Blackburn Rovers, music, World War II, history and philosophy with theology – naturally!
I hope to meet people of all the Christian churches during my time amongst you. The greatest influence on my life, after my beloved parents, is Pope Benedict XVI. Looking forward to meeting you all.”
Welcome Fr Peter. The churches in Bolton-le-Sands look frowards to working with you.