ER JOE-IN DANSON of Upholland College, Skelmersdale has been named as the new Secretary of the Commission for Priestly Formation of the Roman Catholic Bishop's Conlerence of England a nd Wales.
Er Damson, aged 44 is at present deputy headmaster of the amalgamated junior seminary at Upholland. He was educated at St John the Evangelist, The Willows„ Kirkham and the Catholic College, Preston, Lan cash ir e.
Fr Danson spent a year at the Cathedral in Lancaster and then moved 1.1) Cambridge to further his studi es, There, he attended the Technical College and read English kit Downing College. He was awarded a BA in 1967 and an MA in 1 969.
After Cambridge, he taught English at St Michael's College in ,Kirkby Lonsdale and was appointed Vice Rector there in 1973. He moved to Upholland when th e junior seminaries were amalgan lated in 1975.and became deputy headmaster, also teaching English to A Level.
Fr Danson succeeds Fr Ron Ward vvho has been the Commission' s Secretary for the past six years.