Parish of St Thomas of Canterbury Fairford, with St Mary's Cricklade

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Biography of Reverend Michael Robertson

Photograph of Father Michael Robertson

Michael Robertson was born and brought up in Glasgow. After studying for a degree in French language and literature at Glasgow University he worked as a university librarian in London. He later joined a team based at Bristol University developing computer systems for university libraries.
In 1987 Michael was accepted by Clifton Diocese as a student for the priesthood and was sent to the Venerable English College in Rome. While there he was also able to study for a Licence in Theology at the Gregorian University. On 11th September 1993 Michael was ordained by Bishop Mervyn in Clifton Cathedral, his home parish.
After ordination Michael's first appointment was as Assistant Priest at St Osmund's, Salisbury. Before coming to Fairford and Cricklade he served as Parish Priest of St Edmund's, Calne and then of St Bonaventure's, Bristol.