Bishop Marcus has announced that the current Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Michael Doody (Parish Priest of St Augustine’s, Leeds) will take up appointment as the Pastoral Director on the formation staff of the English College, Rome in September of this year. He succeeds Fr John Metcalfe of the Hallam Diocese whose five-year term of office concludes in 2020. Likewise, Fr Doody’s appointment is for a period of five years.
The Bishop has appointed the Parish Priest of St Joseph’s, Harrogate, Fr Stephen Webb, as the new Vocations Director for the Leeds diocese. He will work alongside Fr Doody in the Vocations Office until he takes over in September.
Bishop Marcus expressed his gratitude to Fr Doody for all the work he has undertaken as Vocations Director since 2015 and at the same time he thanked Fr Webb for agreeing to accept this crucial role in the diocese. He asks that people in the diocese pray for them as they prepare for their new ministries in the coming months.