Fr Nicholas Schofield

frnicholasThe present parish priest is Fr Nicholas Schofield. He was born in west London and educated locally at St Joan of Arc RC School in Rickmansworth. He then read Modern History at Exeter College, Oxford, during which time he applied to become a candidate for the Priesthood. Cardinal Hume sent him to the Venerable English College, Rome, where he studied Philosophy and Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Fr Nicholas was ordained on 24 May 2003 and worked as assistant priest at the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden (2003-06) and Our Lady and St Joseph’s, Kingsland (2006-09). He came to Uxbridge in September 2009.

Since 2005 he has worked as Archivist of the Archdiocese of Westminster. Fr Nicholas is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and enjoys writing in his spare time. He has a weekly church history column in The Catholic Times and his publications include The English Cardinals (2007) and The English Vicars Apostolic (2009), both published by Family Publications and co-written with Fr Gerard Skinner, as well as A Brief History of the Papacy (CTS, 2010), William Lockhart: First Fruits of the Oxford Movement (Gracewing, 2011), Catholicism in Uxbridge: A Brief History (St Paul’s, 2011) and Saints of the Roman Calendar (CTS, 2012).

We give thanks for all the priests who have served Uxbridge over the years and remember them, living or dead, in our prayers.

Parish Priests of Uxbridge:

1892 Fr Michael Aloysius Wren
1896 Fr James J. Hazell
1897 Fr John Brady
1915 Fr Thomas Moloney
1937 Fr Matthew Lynch
1944 Fr Frederick Dixon
1948 Fr John B. Shaw
1953 Canon Bernard Leo George
1973 Fr Andrew Clancy
1976 Fr John Dutton
1978 Fr Oldrich Trnka
1983 Fr Horatio Hosford
1994 Fr Colin Whatling
2004 Fr Matthew Heslin
2009 Fr Nicholas Schofield