Fr Stephen Pritchard has been Parish Priest since 2015, and until recently combined this role with that of chaplain at Liverpool Hope University. Before taking up his post at Our Lady’s he was an Associate Dean at Hope. For twelve years Father Stephen was Director of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Liverpool setting up Animate Youth Ministries. He has also served as the Catholic Chaplain to Liverpool City Centre and was part of the Liverpool City Centre Ecumenical Team. In over twenty seven years of ministry he has also been a school chaplain, hospital chaplain, assistant priest as well as ministering in Kennett Prison. He has ministered in various places in the Archdiocese including Fazakerely, Old Swan and St Helens. He has a degree in Theology and Ministry from Durham University, a Masters in Theology and Youth Work and is a professionally qualified Youth and Community Worker.