Find out more about the clergy and parishioners who help run our parishes.

Canon Adrian Towers

Canon Adrian J Towers, VF, was ordained priest on 14th November, 1981, by Bishop B Foley at SS Mary and Michael’s, Garstang.  He was installed as Canon at Lancaster cathedral on 25th November, 2014, and he is now the Dean of Preston. Before taking up his appointment at Cottam in September, 2003, Canon Adrian previously…

Rev John Cliffe

Rev John Cliffe, a Prestonian, was ordained deacon by bishop Michael Campbell, O.S.A., at St Andrew’s on Wednesday, 16th July, 2008. John has been married to his wife, Julie, for 38 years, they have three children – Eileen, Mike and Victoria – and five grandchildren. Deacon John is a member of the Knights of St.…

Samantha Lord

Samantha Lord has been parish secretary at St Andrew’s in Cottam since 2006. Samantha is responsible for the parish accounts, the production of the newsletter and all other administrative functions for the parish. Samantha is also the secretary for the Diocesan Tribunal based in Lancaster.