Paul Hendricks was born in 1956 in Beckenham, Kent. He attended Corpus Christi College, Oxford, gaining in 1977 a degree in Physics. After working at the GEC Hirst Research Centre in Wembley, he began his studies for the priesthood at the Venerable English College, Rome in 1979, and was ordained priest in 1984 by Archbishop Michael Bowen. Fr. Hendricks served as curate at St Boniface Church in Tooting from 1984 to 1989, before becoming a Lecturer in Philosophy in 1989 at the Provincial Seminary of St John at Wonersh. He also served as Bursar of the Seminary until his appointment as Parish Priest of Our Lady of Sorrows, Peckham in 1999.
Episcopal career (2006-present)
On 14 February 2006, Father Hendricks was ordained to the episcopate with Father Patrick Lynch at St George's Cathedral, Southwark, by Archbishop Kevin MacDonald, Archbishop of Southwark. He was appointed Titular Bishop of Rosemarkie by the Pope, and given pastoral responsibility for the South-West London area of the Archdiocese by Archbishop MacDonald.
- Webpage of the Archdiocese of Southwark relating to Bishop Hendricks, retrieved 8 May 2008.
- Catholic Hierarchy information website, retrieved 8 May 2008.