Fr Paul Bagott, vicar of The Most Holy Redeemer Clerkenwell and St Mark’s has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of St Cuthbert’s Philbeach Gardens.
This is good news as the church has had a falling congregation.
Earl’s Court has changed and its last much-loved incumbent John Vine was ill towards the end of his long ministry.
Fr Paul goes from one of London’s 100 best churches to another.
It has Liberty-style arts and crafts furnishings and the largest reredos north of Spain.
The task of a new parish priest will be huge as the parish is about to experience major transformation with Earl’s Court exhibition centre about demolished for housing.
Fr Paul will be licensed on St Cuthbert’s Day Wednesday 20 March. The patronal festival is always a big occasion with relics of the saint on show.