The Parish is grateful to be able to call upon the services of Rev. Father Patrick Armstrong who has chosen Bicester as his retirement home. Born in 1937, he was ordained in March 1971 and has served in parishes in Lichfield and Sparkhill before coming to the parish of Our Lady and St. Hugh in Witney. Paradoxically, now that he has retired and is therefore not tied to a particular parish, he is busier now than when he was involved in parish ministry. The demands made on his time as supply cover for priests who are away from their parish for whatever reason and prompted by the overall shortage of priests in the diocese means that on many weekends he is absent from Bicester.