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Catholic Voluntary Academy

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Our Parish Priest

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Father Paul Chipchase


Fr. Paul was born in Glossop, Derbyshire and attended St. Mary's Catholic Primary there.  He worked at Stockport Town Hall near Manchester for nearly twenty years before answering God's call to be a priest.


Fr. Paul trained to be a priest in Rome, quite close to the Basilica where St. Paul the Apostle is buried.  He was ordained priest in 1997 and has worked in parishes in Leicestershire, Nottingham, Lincoln, Derby and Mansfield before coming to Hucknall.  He is keen on sport, especially cricket, also walking, theatre and holidays.