Fr. David Long, a native of the Parish of St Alban’s where he was ordained in 1984 became Parish Priest in September 2004.
He was born in Pensby in 1958 and moved to Wallasey in 1961. Educated at St. Alban’s Primary School, St. Hilda’s Middle School and St. Mary’s College before going to on to read for a Master of Theology Degree at St. Andrew’s University. He studied for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome gaining a Licentiate in Fundamental Theology. In more recent times he has gained a Masters Degree in Pastoral Studies through the Loyola Institute for Ministry in New Orleans.
After ordination he served as assistant priest at Our Lady and the Apostles, Stockport and St. Teresa’s, Wilmslow. His first service as Parish Priest was at Holy Family, Pensby followed by service in the same role at Our Lady and St. Christopher’s, Romiley.
Fr. David left to take up a new post in 2017 at a time when the pastoral care of the parish was placed in the hands of two priests from the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament.
His parents still live in the parish.