Fr Michael Hollings is to become parish priest of St Mary of the Angels, Bayswater, West London. He is to leave St Anselm's, Southall, where he has been parish priest for the past eight years, some time in June to take up the new appointment.
Fr Anthony Brunning is to become the new parish priest at Southall and Fr Joseph Scally, at present parish priest at Bayswater, is to take over at Fin chley.
Fr Hollings has .earned a national reputation for his pastoral work in Southall, and in particular for his work for racial harmony. He is also well known for his books on prayer and is in constant demand as a conference speaker and retreat giver.
At one time considered a possible successor to Cardinal I leenan as Archbishop of Westminster, he is still a candidate for a bishopric.
Last week it was rumoured that he had been offered the post of Bishopric of the Armed Services in succession to Bishop Gerard Tickle, who has resigned, but is understood to have refused the post.