The Priest of Bridport Catholic Parish
He was brought up in the Church of England and served in its ordained ministry for over 20 years. He is a qualified teacher. He became a Catholic in 1994 and was ordained Priest in 2002. Fr Richard was Chaplain of the Catholic School for Girls at Leweston, Sherborne until 2010 when the Bishop asked him to move to Bridport Parish. His home and office is by the Parish Church in Bridport (01308 424 754). Canon Richard was married to Jan (who died in February 2014) and has 2 children and 5 grandchildren.