Old Catholic Apostolic Church-UK
Msgr. Mark Paris-Haines - Sports Chaplain              msgr.mark@liberalcatholics.uk
Msgr. Mark Paris-Haines, sports chaplainOCAC Sports ChaplaincyMark has been part of OCAC for many years. He served as parish priest for many years in Swindon. He took a few years out to become a football referee and now serves as sports chaplain in Swindon.

Father Mark believes that Church is the people and not buildings: the streets of Swindon is his parish. Since he arrived in Swindon, Father Mark has been involved in Gay Community Chaplaincy since 2009, and has conducted a number of same sex marriages as well as baptisms, weddings, funerals, and weekly services for those that have been turned away from the mainstream church. Father Mark is not judgemental on anyones life nor does he question their life styles, in the opinion of Father Mark everyone is entitled to attend church and be a part of a Christian community.

Fr Mark is a fully qualified soccer refereeRevd. Fr. Mark Paris-HainesFather Mark was ordained priest in the City of Cardiff on the 17th March 2007, and has worked in Grange Town in Cardiff, as well as the City of Gloucester, Stroud in Gloucestershire and currently in the town of Swindon in Wiltshire. On the 10th November 2013 he was consecrated to the episcopacy by The Right Revd Dr. John A Bell, a bishop from the United States of America. although Father Mark holds the title of Monsignor, Father Mark remains as a working priest in Swindon connecting with the people each day.

Msgr. Mark is a licenced Football referee and sports chaplain