A PARISHIONER of St Bartholomew's Church in Rainhill is to be welcomed as the new Lieutenant of a Catholic order for England and Wales.

His Excellency Michael Byrne KCHS is to be welcomed at a Mass at St Bartholomew's on Sunday, July 16. He will become new Lieutenant of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem for England and Wales.

Archbishop of Liverpool Malcolm McMahon will lead the Mass of Welcome which starts at 11am which people are invited to attend.