Rayleigh priest receives Essex Police Volunteer awards

Congratulations to Fr Paul Fox, parish priest at Our Lady of Ransom, Rayleigh, who received two awards at the Essex Police Volunteer Awards recently.  He achieved the first award for long service – 10 years as a police chaplain – and the second for all that he does for Rayleigh Police Station and the wider force.

Hannah Kelly, Lead Chaplain in the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Team, says: “As a chaplain to Essex Police, Father Paul regularly attends his local station in Rayleigh, where over the years he has built up strong relationships with the staff and officers there.  He is available to anyone who needs pastoral/spiritual care, which is invaluable to our colleagues who deal with some of the most traumatic incidents.  Fr Paul was also recognised for the support offered to the wider force, especially when police had attended the tragic incident of the migrant deaths in a lorry in 2019.

“Fr Paul is an active member of the Catholic Police Guild supporting Catholics across the Force to come together in faith and practice their faith within policing.  Thank you Fr Paul!”