John Leslie Roper

Son of John & Ann Roper (Rourke) Born in Birkenhead on 20th April 1930. Educated at Cotton & Ushaw 1948-54. Ordained by Bishop Murphy at St Joseph’s, Birkenhead on 18th July 1954.

Curate: Shrewsbury Cathedral 1954; St Peter’s, Hazel Grove 1954-63; St Alban’s, Liscard 1963-68. Parish Priest: St Mary’s, Congleton 1968-75. St Mary’s, Madeley 1975-78; St Patrick’s, Wellington 1978-83. Administrator Shrewsbury Cathedral 1983-93. Here he showed himself to be a man of vision. He re-ordered the Cathedral in accordance with the new liturgical laws. He died on 15th October 1993 and is buried at Landican, Birkenhead. He became a Canon in 1983.

SDA; SYB 1986 (article on Cathedral) pp15, 16; SYB 1995 p110; Bapt. Cert. (Our Lady’s); Ushaw Diary.

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