Clergy and Lay Ministers

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Father David Gamble

Fr David Gamble, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Victories Roman Catholic Church Hightown.

I was born 12 October 1963, to Alex and May Gamble. I have one sister who sadly died in 2004 aged just 54. My early days were spent in St. Joseph's Parish Grosvenor Street, but due to redevelopment and the Kingsway Tunnel, we were moved up tp Fazakerely in 1968, where my father still lives.

My early education was at Holy Name and then I moved to Campion School from 1975 - 1982.

After an unsuccessful attempt at A Levels I went to Central Liverpool College of Further Education to try my hand at more A levels. It was during this year I felt being drawn to the idea of Priesthood.

In 1983 I worked for the health and Safety Executive in Bootle as it moved up north from London. Within 3 weeks of being there I felt more and more that I wanted to study for the priesthood. I left there in August 1984 and in September I went to the St. Cuthbert's Seminary in Durham. I spent 6 years there and was ordained priest by Archbishop Worlock at Holy Name, Fazakerely on 21st July 1990.

My first appointment in the diocese was at St. Joseph's, Leigh, but this only lasted 13 months, and I was moved to SS. Peter and Paul, Crosby in 1991.

I was there for over 6 years and in that time discovered a taste for military chaplaincy.

In 1993 I was asked to become the Chaplain to the Merseyside Army Cadet Force, which I accepted. In 1998 I was asked to consider joining the Royal Army Chaplain's Department but this did not work out and after 8 months I returned to the Diocese and was appointed as the Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Parish in Garston.

Due to the shortage of priests, I was also asked to take responsibility of Saint Francis of Assisi, which I did and was Parish Priest of both parishes until February of this year when I moved here to Our Lady of Victories.

In my spare time I like to "dabble" on the computer, and when I can play golf . I also love travelling and love to go skiing in the winter.

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