Aug 06

Fr Richard with Archbishop Anthony Fisher and Bishop Elect Anthony Randazzo

Redfield is pleased to announce that Fr. Richard Umbers, former Redfield chaplain, has been appointed by Pope Francis as auxiliary Bishop of Sydney. Fr Richard will be ordained in St. Mary’s Cathedral on the 24th of August, along with another newly appointed bishop, Fr. Anthony Randazzo.
Fr. Richard served as Redfield chaplain from 2005 to 2009. Former students remember him well for his engaging homilies and talks and his unflappable good humour.
“It was great to hear that Fr. Richard had been appointed auxiliary”, said Redfield principal James Burfitt. “It’s wonderful news for the Sydney Archdiocese.”