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Clergy Appointments and Clergy News

 
Announced September 2018

Please pray for the soul of Father John Mulligan who died 6th September 2018 and Father Peter Lessiter who died 8th September 2018

Father Simon Heans has been appointed as Parochial Administrator in the parish of Ramsgate and Minister to cover the period of the departure of Fr Marcus Holden and the arrival of Father Christopher Basden

Father Matthias Kizito has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the parish of Merton

Father Hans Puthiakulangara MST has been appointed as Parochial Administrator in the parish Ashford South

Father Sylvester Ibitoye CSSp has been appointed assistant priest of Canterbury

Father Hyacinth Edokwe CSSp has been appointed as an assistant priest in the parish of Merton

Father Matthias Mulumba Kizito has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the parish of Merton

Father Amandus Kapele CSSp has been appointed as an assistant priest in the parish of Bromley

Father Saju Pinakkattu Thomas OFM Cap has been appointed as Waddon 

Father Sylvester Ibitoye CSSp has been appointed as an assistant priest in the parish of Canterbury

Father Thomas Scannell will be retiring as Parish Priest of Kew Gardens in October

Father Francis Lynch has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of Kew Gardens

Father John McGrory has been appointed as Parish Priest of South Bermondsey

Deacon Neville Gascoigne of Margate Parish is retiring from the 31 October 2018

Father Tesfamichael Debesay Neguse mccj has finished his term as Parish Priest at Roehampton and has moved to another appointment within his order outside the diocese.

Father Alberto Pelucchi mccj, who has been resident at Roehampton for the past year or as part of the Comboni Father’s community has been appointed as Parish Priest.

Father Dieudonnè Zeng A Zeng has been appointed as the new Assistant Priest in the parish of Plumstead.  He is member of the British Province of the Salvatorian Order

Father Henry Tikku Wenna has been incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark
Fr Henry was originally a priest of the Diocese of Arua in Uganda and he is presently parish priest of the parish of Norbiton


Announced August 2018

Please pray for the soul of Monsignor Leo White who died on the 31st July 2018, Father Philip Mathias who died on the 3rd August 2018 and Father Donald Minchew, priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham who died on the 16th August 2018

Father Louie Kitt has been appointed as an assistant priest in the parish of Corpus Christi, Brixton Hill to succeed Father David Howell who is moving to Lewisham as the new assistant priest. 

Father Francis Murphy will return to Rome to complete his doctorate before returning to the diocese for his first appointment in 2019

Father Daniel Weatherley has been appointed to be the new sub-Dean at the Cathedral 

Father Tomasz Wargacki, a priest of the Diocese of Sanomierz, Poland, will be replacing Father Daniel in Canterbury Father Tomasz is currently resident at Woolwich

Father Christopher Basden has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Ethelbert, Ramsgate and Minister in succession to Father Marcus Holden.  Father Christopher will take up his new appointment in January 2019 following a sabbatical.

Father Marcus Holden has been appointed to succeed Father Christopher Basden as Parish Priest of St.Bede’s Clapham Park. He will take up his new appointment as of 3rd October 2018.

Father Ignatius Edet has been appointed as Parish Priest of Our Lady Immaculate, Tolworth to succeed Canon Edward Perera. He will take up this new appointment as of 25th September 2018

Canon Edward Perera has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Stephen, Welling. The appointment will commence on 17th September 2018

Father James Spencer has resigned as Parish Priest.

Father David Gummett has been appointed as Parish Priest of St. Mary of the Crays, Crayford

Changes to the Scalabrini Fathers

Father Jean Philippe Alexis cs has completed his term at the Scalabrini Fathers and will be leaving at the end of August to take up a new post in France.

Father Geraldo Junior Melotti cs will be joining the community as of October 2018 and will be assigned to work with the Portuguese speaking community

Changes to the Franciscan Community in Erith

Brother Gordon Pesterfield OFM Cap will be joining the community as assistant priest in the parish of Our Lady of the Angels, Erith

Brother Martin Sanderson OFM Cap was ordained to the Diaconate at Erith on 11th August and will remain as a member of the community in Erith

Father Simon Heans has been appointed as Parochial Administrator in the parish of St Ethelbert and Gertrude, Ramsgate and Minister to cover the period of the departure of Father Marcus Holden and the arrival of Father Christopher Basden. 

Father Matthias Kizito the present assistant priest at St John Fisher, Merton, has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of St John Fisher, Merton. 

Father Hans Puthiakulangara MST the former Syro-Malabar Chaplain resident at Our Lady of Lourdes, Lee, will be moving to take on the role as Parochial Administrator in the parish of St Simon Stock, Ashford South

Father Neil Vincent moved to Rochester as parish priest.  


Announced July 2018

Please pray for the soul of Deacon David Pease RIP who died on 17th July 2018

Father Hyacinth Ogbodo CSSp has been appointed as the new Parish Priest for the Parish of Our Lady of Grace, Charlton. 

He succeeds Father Josephat Ezeanolue CSSp who will be moving to another appointment with his order outside London

 

Fr Emmanuel Osei Akoto CSSp will be resident at Our Lady of Grace, Charlton. He will be part of the Mission Appeals Team

 

Father Blaise Amadi cm has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of Our Lady of Sorrows, Peckham in succession to Father Richard Diala who is leaving the diocese to take up a new appointment

 

Father Franklin Chukwuebuka Umekachileku MSP is appointed as an Assistant Priest in St John’s Gravesend in succession to Fr Antony Oleh MSP

 

Father Casper Simba Mukabva CSsR, a Redemptorist priest from Zimbabwe will be joining the community at Our Immaculate Lady of Victories Clapham

 

Father John Docherty OAR will be leaving the diocese to take up a new appointment in the USA.

Father Gerald Wilson OAR will succeed him as Parish Priest of St Anne’s Vauxhall

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the newly ordained Permanent Deacons

 

Deacon Carlos Lozano has been appointed to the Deanery of Lewisham for service in the parish of St. Saviour’s, Lewisham.

 

Deacon Garry Cullen is appointed to the Deanery of Bromley for service in the parish of St Joseph and St Swithun, Bromley

 

Deacon Oluwole Alayo is appointed to the Deanery of Greenwich for service in the parish of Holy Cross and St Patrick, Plumstead.

 

Deacon Anthony Wentworth is appointed to the Deanery of Greenwich for service in the parish of Holy Cross and St Patrick, Plumstead.

 

Deacon Paul Said is appointed to the Deanery of Sutton for service in the parish of Holy Cross, Carshalton

 

Deacon Antonio Almeida is appointed to the Portuguese Chaplaincy in the Archdiocese of Southwark


Announced June 2018

Please pray for the soul of Father Sean Hearty who died on Saturday 2nd June 2018 in Croydon University Hospital

Father Antony Vijayan Jerome, presently Parochial Administrator in the parish of Strood has been appointed as Parochial Administrator in the parish of Kidbrooke

Father Hyacinth Ogbodo CSSp who will be moving to another appointment with his order

 

Father Douglas Bull presently Parish Priest in Catford has been appointed Parish Priest of Bexley to succeed the present Parochial Administrator Father Christian Onyigbuo

Father Antony Megalan Sellam, the present Parish Priest of Rochester has been appointed as Parish Priest of Catford to succeed Father Douglas Bull

Father Neil Vincent present parish priest of Ashford South has been appointed as Parish Priest of Rochester to succeed Father Antony Megalan Sellam

Father Thomas Lynch assistant priest in the parish of Lewisham has been appointed as the Parish Priest of Strood, in succession to Fr Antony Jerome who is moving to Kidbrooke as Parochial Administrator.

Father Jonathan Routh currently Chaplain at St. George’s Hospital, Tooting, has been appointed as the Parish Priest of Bostall Park to succeed Father John O’Donoghue who will be retiring.

Father Saju Pinakkattu Thomas OFM CAP Assistant Priest in Bromley has been appointed as Parochial Administrator in the parish of Waddon

Father Patrick Cannon the present parish priest will be retiring during the summer.

Father Roy Joseph MST presently in the Parish of Greenwich East has been appointed as Parochial Administrator in the parish of Herne Hill. 

Father Michael Leach the present parish priest will be retiring during the summer.


Announced May 2018

Father Anthony Oleh has moved from St John the Evangelist, Gravesend to replace Father Vitalis Kondo as parish priest of St Agatha’s, Kingston

Father Vitalis Kondo has moved from St Agatha’s, Kingston to Ss Francis de Sales & St Gertrude, Stockwell to replace Father Ugo Nnaji

Father Ugo Nnaji is returning to Nigeria

 

Father Pius Asuquo Duke has moved from Hatfield to St Agatha’s, Kingston as assistant priest and chaplain to Kingston Hospital, to replace Father Julius Otoaye

Father Julius Otoaye has moved St Agatha’s, Kingston to Hatfield

The Duke/Otoaye move is effective from 9th June

 


Announced April 2018

We pray for the soul of Father Michael Murphy who died at his home on Wednesday 11th April 2018


Announced March 2018

Father Sebamalai Sebanesaretnam of the Diocese of Jaffna who has been serving as the Chaplain to the Tamil Catholic Community until recently has been appointed as Parochial Administrator, as from 7th May 2018, in the parish of St. Joseph’s Shooters Hill. 

 

Father James Kirby the present parish priest has retired

Father Peter Soper has been appointed as the Dean of the Maidstone Deanery to serve for the remainder of the three year term



Announced February 2018

Please pray for the souls of Father Edeghonghon John Ehichioya from the Diocese of Uromi who died on the 1st February 2018 and Father Eric Nimmo who died on the 20th February 2018

Father Vincent George cm has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows, Peckham to cover the period of absence of the Parish Priest

 

Father Shijo Chakku of the Diocese of Rajkot will be living in the parish of Holy Family, Sutton Green as an also resident priest. He is studying at the South Bank University and will complete his studies in November 2018.

 

Father Simon Heans has been appointed as the new Visitor Centre Manager in succession to John Coverdale at the Shrine of St. Augustine and the National Pugin Centre, Ramsgate.

Fr. Heans is also the Shrine Priest at St. Augustine.  The Rector is Fr. Marcus Holden.

Announced January 2018

Please pray for the souls of Deacon Samuel Gyepi-Garbrah who died on the 19th January 2018 and Bishop Francis Walmsley who died on the 26th December 2017

Father Lawrence Imoisili cm
has recently arrived in the United Kingdom.  He has been assigned to the Parish of St Benet’s Abbey Wood

Deacon Cyril Durbin
has taken over as Deanery Secretary from Deacon Tom Coyle who is moving away from the diocese in mid-February

The Archbishop has appointed Father Joseph O’Connor as the Episcopal Vicar for Retired Priests who live in Southwark and Father Tom Cooper as Episcopal Vicar for Retired Priests who live in Ireland.

Canon Michael Bunce continues in his role as assistant to the Episcopal Vicar for Retired Priests with responsibility for the South and East of Kent.

The Archbishop thanks Father James Nolan for his ten years of wonderful service as Episcopal Vicar for Retired Priests and Canon Joseph Collins who served as assistant to the Episcopal Vicar for Retired Priests in the South West part of the Diocese.  Their ministry of service has been very much appreciated. 

Announced December 2017

Please pray for the souls of Canon Anthony (Tony) Ford who died on the 15th December, Father Peter Madden who died on the 16th December, Father Roy Dunstan CRE who died on the 17th December and Father Kevin Pelham who died on the 20th December  - May they rest in peace

Father Desmond Mbidoaka has been appointed as the Parochial Administrator of the Parish of the Holy Family, Maidstone South. He is a priest of the Diocese of Warri and was formerly assistant priest in the parish of St Anselm’s Dartford

Father John Bliss will be retiring as the Parish Priest of St. Mary, Help of Christians, Old Coulsdon, at the end of 2017.
Father Gerard Bradley has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of St Mary, Help of Christians, Old Coulsdon

Father Elmo Arulnesan Jeyarasa will be taking up the post as Chaplain to the Tamil Catholic Community. He will work alongside the out-going chaplain, Father S Sebanesaratnam for a few weeks before taking up the post. He will reside at the Tamil Catholic Chaplaincy based in Earlsfield:
Tamil Chaplaincy, 304 Garrett Lane, London, SW18 4EH

Announced November 2017

Father Geoffrey Smith who was assiting in the parish of
St Agatha Kingston has now officially retired.

Father Henry Wamala Mukasa from the Diocese of Kasana-Luweero, Uganda, has returned to the diocese and has been appointed as an assistant priest in St. Anselm’s Dartford.

Monsignor Malachy Keegan has been appointed as Parochial Administrator for the parish of The Holy Family, Sanderstead. He succeeds Father Augustine Kinnane who is retiring

Deacon Alan Boxall has retired from his Diaconal Ministry serving the Parish of Rainham.

The new phone number for Holy Cross and St Patrick – Plumstead is 020 3722 7573

Changes in the Franciscan Capuchin Community Erith (OFM Cap)
Br Martin Mikuskiewicz OFM Cap who has been Parochial Administrator at Erith has been appointed as Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Angels, Erith,
Br Somadina OFM Cap and Br Showry Donthumalla OFM Cap have now returned to India
Father James Boner OFM Cap has been appointed as Minister Provincial and is now based at Erith

Changes in the Greyfriars Community, Waterloo (OFM Conv)
Father David Young OFM Conv will retire as parish priest and will be moving to another community.
Father Rory Doyle OFM Conv will be joininig the community as the new parish priest of St Patrick’s Waterloo.  He will take up his post on the 1st Sunday of Advent (3rd December 2017)
He will also be the superior of the Waterloo Community – known as the Guardian
The other members of the community will be:
Fr Ciprian Budau OFM Conv (Provincial Custos)
Fr Jesmond Pawley OFM Conv (Secretary)
Fr Mario Sant OFM Conv
Fr Stephen Borg OFM Conv

Announced October 2017

Bishop Patrick Lynch SS CC has had to permanently change his land line number. The new number is 020 8297 6540

Father Richard Reid CSsR has been appointed as the new Dean of the Lambeth Deanery to serve for the remainder of the three year term.

Father Michael Scanlon has been appointed as the new Dean of the Croydon Deanery to serve for the remainder of the three year term.

Father Shaju Varkey has been appointed as the New Dean of the Wandsworth Deanery to serve for the remainder of the three year term.

Canon Michael Cooley is now resident at:
4 Meadow Road, South Lambeth, Vauxhall, London SW8 1QB

The parishes of St Patrick, Plumstead and Holy Cross, Plumstead Common have been amalgamated.
The new parish will be known as Holy Cross and St Patrick, Plumstead
The Parish Priest is Father Auson Kamugisha SDS who has been serving as Parish Priest of St Patrick’s and Parochial Administrator at Holy Cross.

The Parish of St Vincent de Paul, Clapham Common is now to be known as St Vincent de Paul, Battersea Altenburg Gardens.

St Pius X, Norbiton has changed the parish land line to 020 8406 9524

Our Lady of La Salette and St Joseph, Bermondsey Melior Street. The Parish has new contact information:
the phone number is now 020 7403 8477; and the new email address is  londonbridgechurch@gmail.com

The Jesuit Community in Wimbledon are now resident in two houses on Edge Hill
Loyola House
14 Edge Hill, Wimbledon, SW19 4JP
Father Michael Barnes SJ (Superior)
Father Michael Kirwan SJ
Father Afonso Seixas Nunes SJ (formerly in the Clapham Community)
Father Tyolumon Kinga Uppa SJ (formerly in the Clapham Community)
Father Aneesh Joseph SJ  (Kerala Province)
Father Joseph Mathew SJ (Kerala Province)
Father Patrick Nogoy SJ (Philippines Province).
Mr Anuranajan Ekka SJ (from the Darjeeling Province) who is not a cleric but is due for Diaconate ordination later this year.
Mr Peter O’Sullivan- non ordained in formation

The Jesuit Mission Office is still located at 
Xavier House, 11 Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4LR

Father Timothy Forbes-Turner’s new address is:
Swale Cottage, Bolton on Swale, Richmond, North Yorks DL10 6AQ
 

Announced September 2017


Father Shaju Varkey
has been appointed acting Dean of the Wandsworth Deanery, until the end of October 2017.

Monsignor Canon James Cronin has been appointed as Judical Vicar for the Southwark Metropolitan Tribunal.

Father Roy Tablizo has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of St Columba - Selsdon in succession to Father Patrick Ryan.

Father Patrick Ryan has been appointed as Parish Priest of The Holy Family, Sutton Green in succession to Father Julian Shurgold.

Father Julian Shurgold has moved to the Kingston Deanery where he will undertake supply work in the deanery.

The Missionary Society of St Paul of Nigeria (MSP) has been entrusted with the pastoral care of the parish of St. Agatha, Kingston.
Father Vitalis Kondo MSP has been appointed the new parish priest.  He will join Father Julius Otoaye MSP who is already resident in Kingston and who will continue in his role as Chaplain to Kingston Hospital.

Father Francis Arinze Ayogu MSP has been appointed as the new Assistant priest in the parish of The Holy Rosary, Brixton.  He will take up his appointment as of 12th November 2017

Father Peter Angbonome CSSp has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of St John Fisher, Kidbrooke.

Announced August 2017

Please pray for the souls of Father John Lavery who died on 26th July 2017, Deacon James Foley who died on 2nd August 2017 and Canon Bill Clements KHS who died on 10th August 2017 - May they rest in peace.

Polish Catholic Mission: BALHAM
Father Karol Barciok of the Diocese of Lublin has been appointed as an Assistant priest. He replaces Father Waldemar Hareza who has been transferred to the Diocese of East Anglia.

Polish Catholic Mission: PUTNEY-WIMBLEDON
Father Leszek Rygiewicz SChr has been appointed as an Assistant priest.
He replaces Father Marek Ogorzaly SChr who has been transferred to the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

Polish Catholic Mission: CROYDON-CRYSTAL PALACE
Father Lukasz Bulski of the Diocese of Katowice has been appointed as an assistant priest. He replaces Father Michael Oszczudlowski who has been transferred out of the diocese.

Father Walter Hernan Diaz cs will be moving from the Scalabrini Father’s Community in Brixton to Rome
Father Jean Philippe Alexis cs will be joining the community and will minister particularly to the Portuguese community.
Deacon Dung Luc Ngyen cs will also be join the community in Brixton and will serve as a deacon working with the Italian and the Filipino communities.  Deacon Dung will return to Rome for his priestly ordination in November and will come back to London in December to continue his ministry with the Italian and the Filipino Community.

Canon John O’Toole has moved, while continuing to work at the Bishops' Conference, and is now resident at St Boniface, Tooting.
His address is 185 Mitcham Road, London, SW17 9PG.

Father Joesph O’Connor has moved and his new address is:
Flat 5, Hayter Lodge, Springfield Gardens, West Wickham BR4 9FE    

Announced July 2017

Please pray for the souls of Father Peter Ryman who died on 18th June 2017, Deacon Peter Rennie who died on 27th June 2017 and Father John Lavery who died on 26th July 2017 - May they rest in peace

Congratulations to those recently ordained: Father Paul Kyne, Deacon Francis Murphy, Deacon Amgad Gerges, Deacon Roland Gooding, Deacon Paul Henshaw, and Deacon Fidelis Iwu.

Father Richard Reid CSsR has agreed to take on the role of Dean of the Lambeth Deanery to serve the remaining term of the office until November 2019

Father Michael Edem cm has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of St David, Abbey Wood, to succeed Father Blaise Amadi cm who has been given another appointment outside of the diocese. Father Richard Offong who has been Parochial Administrator of Abbey Wood St David will continue in his role as Parish Priest of St Paul, Thamesmead Central.

Father Piotr Kucharski has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Teresa, Ashford, in succession to Father Michael Lovell 

Father Keith Sylvia has been appointed as Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Addiscombe in succession to Father Joesph O’Connor who has retired

Father Liam Gallagher has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Francis, Maidstone in succession to Canon Luke Smith who is moving to Wonersh as Spiritual Director as of 1st September 2017

Father Auson Kamugisha SDS has been appointed as Parish Priest of St. Patrick, Plumstead. He will succeed Father Richard Mway Zeng SDS who has been elected Provincial Superior of the Order of Divine Saviour in Great Britain (Salvatorians). He leaves the diocese to move to the Provincial House.

Father Auson Kamugisha SDS is also appointed Parochial Administrator of the Parish of Holy Cross, Plumstead Common

Father Gregory Verissimo has been appointed as Parish Priest of English Martyrs, Streatham, in succession to Father Liam Gallagher

Father Michael Lowell has been appointed as Parish Priest of St. Raphael, Surbiton, in succession to Father Kevin Stokes

Father Mark Powell OAR has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the parish of Our Lady of La Salette and St. Joseph, Bermondsey Melior Street, in succession to Canon Michael Cooley who is retiring as Parish Priest

Father Agnelo de Souza has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the parish of St. Joseph’s, Colliers Wood

Father Henry Tikku Wenna has been appointed as the Parochial Administrator for the Parish of St. Pius X, Norbiton. He will replace Father Julius Otoaye MSP who in turn is moving to become a member of the new MSP Community in the parish of Kingston.  He will continue in his role as Chaplain to Kingston Hospital.

Father Alex McAllister SDS has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the parish of St Thomas a Becket, Wandsworth West in succession to Father Davis Vadakkumpadan CMI. The Carmelites of Mary Immaculate are returning pastoral care of the parish of Wandsworth West to the Archdiocese of Southwark
Father Davis Vadakkumpadan CMI will be taking up a new appointment within his order and will return to India.

Father Peter Murphy has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the parish of St Justus, Paddock Wood.  Father Murphy will continue in his post as Parish Priest of Corpus Christi, Tonbridge

Father Behruz Raf’at will be moving from the parish of St Justus Paddock Wood to take up appointment as assistant Priest at Corpus Christi, Tonbridge 

Canon Michael Cooley has been appointed as Chaplain to St Peter’s, Vauxhall (Little Sisters of the Poor) in succession to Canon Martin Lee who has retired due to ill health.

Father Paul Kyne who was ordained to the priesthood on 15th July has been appointed as assistant priest at St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark to succeed Father Tom Bakulumpagi

Father Tom Bakulumpagi will be moving from St George’s Cathedral to take up appointment as assistant Priest at Holy Ghost, Balham, succeeding Father Joseph Owusu-Ansah 

Father Joseph Owusu-Ansah will be moving from Holy Ghost, Parish Balham to take up appointment as assistant priest at St. Thomas More, Dulwich to succeed Father Lixson Cyriac OFM Cap 

Father Lixson Cyriac OFM Cap will be moving from St Thomas More, Dulwich to take up appointment as assistant Priest at St Augustine’s Tunbridge Wells to succeed Father Agnelo de Souza

Father Mark Binang has moved from the parish of St Edmund of Canterbury, Beckenham to take up appointment as assistant Priest at Our Lady of Reparation, West Croydon to succeed Father Simplicio D’Souza 

Father Simplicio D’Souza has moved from the parish of Our Lady of Reparation, West Croydon to take up appointment as assistant Priest at St Edmund of Canterbury, Beckenham to succeed Father Mark Binang 

Reverend Deacon Amgad Gerges was ordained on 12th June 2017 and has been appointed to the Lewisham Deanery for service in the parish of St William of York, Forest Hill.

Reverend Deacon Roland Gooding was ordained on 6th July 2017 and has been appointed to the Tunbridge Wells Deanery for service in the parish of St John the Baptist, Westerham

Reverend Deacon Paul Henshaw was ordained on 29th July 2017 and has been appointed to the Lewisham Deanery for service in the parish of The Annunciation and St Augustine, Beckenham Hill.

Reverend Deacon Fidelis Iwu was ordained on 29th July 2017 and has been appointed to the Lewisham Deanery.  He will serve initially in the parish of The Annunciation and St Augustine, Beckenham Hill

Carmelite Communities in the Diocese
following their recent Chapter and Provincial Council meetings the following appointments have been made

AYLESFORD

Fr Francis Kemsley O.Carm- Prior

Fr Paul den Groot O.Carm (Provincial Bursar and House Bursar)]

Fr David Fox O.Carm

Fr Michael Cox O.Carm (National Chaplain Third Order of Carmel)

Fr Gerald Walsh O.Carm (Youth Ministry)

Fr Kevin Alban O.Carm (Prior Provincial)

Br Michael McMullen O.Carm (resident in Abbeyfield, Gillingham)

The Provincial Office is now based at Aylesford

FAVERSHAM

Fr Brendan Grady O.Carm (Prior and Shrine Chaplain continuing also as Parish Priest of Faversham Parish)

Fr Richard Copsey O.Carm

Br Anthony O’Donnell .Carm

Fr Wilfrid McGreal O.Carm (resident in Kingsfield Care Home)

 

Father Andreas Blum of the Diocese of Cologne has been appointed as the new Chaplain to the German speaking community in London as of 31st August. The appointment is for a period of 5 years until 31st August 2022.  Father Blum will minister to the German community in the Ham/Richmond area where they celebrate Mass each Sunday in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Ham.  He will be based at the German Church in London, Diocese of Westminster German Chaplaincy, 47 Adler Street, London, E1 1EE 020 7247 9529  germancathchurch@btinternet.com

Father Carlos Manuel Farinha Gabriel of the Diocese of Portalegre Castelo Branco has been appointed as Chaplain to the Portuguese Community in London in succession to Father Marcos Pinto who is returning to Portugal to take up a new appointment. Father Carlos will be resident at the Portuguese Chaplaincy


Announced June 2017


Father Christopher Keen has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Margaret Clitherow, Dulwich Wood Park, in succession to Father Len Tatt 

Canon Francis Moran has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Mary Magdalen, Mortlake 

Father Len Tatt has been appointed as Parish Priest of St. Andrew’s Thornton Heath, in succession to Canon Francis Moran.

Canon John Weatherill has been appointed as Parish Priest of St. John the Baptist, Purley in succession to Father Christopher Keen

Father Richard Whinder has been appointed as Parish Priest of The Holy Ghost, Balham in succession to Monsignor Gerry Ewing who is leaving the parish at the end of August to take up his new appointment as Vice Rector of St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

Canon Luke Smith will be moving to the Seminary in September and will relinquish the post of Dean of the Maidstone Deanery.

Father Peter Soper has agreed to take on the role of acting Dean of the Maidstone Deanery.
The appointment will commence on 1st September and will run until the end of January 2018 when there will be a further consultation within the deanery to appoint a new dean to serve the remaining term of office.  Father Peter will continue in his role as Parish Priest of West Malling


Announced May 2017

Father Leo Mooney and Father William Hebborn have been appointed Honorary Canons of St. George’s Cathedral

 The Congregation of the Holy Spirit have been assigned the parish of St Mary Magdalen, Brockley

Father Michael Ezenwammadu CSsP has been appointed as parish priest.
Father Justin Dannah has now left the parish and returned to Ghana

Father Damian Essene of the Diocese of Uromi has been appointed as assistant priest in the parish of The Sacred Heart Camberwell

As from 9th May 2017 the parishes of St Joseph Bromley and St Swithun Bromley Common have been amalgamated
The new parish will be known as SS Joseph and Swithun Bromley. Please note the correct spelling of St Swithun not Swithin
Canon Thomas McHugh is the parish priest of the newly created parish.

Father Piotr Kucharski  is now incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark. He continues in his role as an assistant priest in the parish of St. Francis, Maidstone


Announced April  2017

Please pray for the soul of Father Michael Hayes who died on Holy Saturday 15th April 2017 in Limerick - May he rest in peace

Father Gregory Ackron
has been appointed as Parochial Administrator for the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Hayes


Announced March 2017

Father Romanus Ozuomba, previously resident at St Anselm’s, Tooting Bec, has now moved to St Stephen’s, Welling, where he has replaced Fr Vitus Okechukwu.

 

Father Vitus Okechukwu and Father Father Emmanuel Okorondu, St Andrew’s, Thornton Heath, have now returned to Nigeria.

 

Father Emmanuel Okorondu has not been replaced in Thornton Heath.

 

Father Francis Agbeboaye of the diocese of Uromi has taken up his appointment as an assistant priest in the parish of Our Lady Immaculate, Tolworth


Announced February 2017

 Please pray for the souls of

Father Cyril Elkington died peacefully at home in the afternoon of Saturday 11th March 2017

Father Barry Angus died in the early hours of 11th March, at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury

Deacon Michael Gould who died on the 7th March 2017 in St Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth, London

Father David Hutton who died 1st March 2017 at St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham

Father Michael Clifton who died 23rd February 2017 in Holy Cross Priory, Heathfield

Canon Charles Walker who died 26th January 2017 at St Mary's Care Home, Worthing

Father Andrew Fernandes who died 24th January 2017 in the Coloma Court Care Home


Father Ivan Aquilina has been formally excardinated from the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and by a decree dated 1st February 2017 is now incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark.
He continues in his role as Parochial Administrator of the Parish of St. John the Baptist, Westerham

Father Alberto Pelucchi mccj has been assigned to the parish of St. Joseph, Roehampton as an Assistant Priest

Father Zbigniew Fryska OFM Cap has been assigned to the parish of Our Lady of the Angels, Erith as an Assistant Priest

Father Ephraim Nwachukwu of the Diocese of Okigwe, Nigeria, has been appointed as Chaplain to Kings College Hospital

Seven members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) who reside in houses in this diocese were ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Nicholas Hudson, Auxiliary Bishop in Westminster on Saturday last
Their details of the houses they attached to are
Resident at Garnet House, 4 Windmill Drive, London SW4 9DE
Deacon Swaminathan Krishnamurti SJ and Deacon Alphonse Lepcha SJ
Resident at Loyola House, 14 Edge Hill. Wimbledon, London SW19 4LP
Deacon Thomas Idergard SJ and Deacon Roy Alex Kuzhimannil SJ
Resident at Favre House, 9 Edge Hill, Wimbledon, London SW19 4LR
Deacon Nilan Fernando SJ, Deacon Sandeep Lakra SJ and Deacon Mikael Schink SJ 

Father David Gummett has a new email address - davidgummett@gmail.com
Father Peter Norris has a new mobile number - 07808 874 923

Sittingbourne has changed the parish email address - rccsittingbourne@outlook.com

Mitcham has changed the parish email address - peterpaulmitcham@gmail.com

Ashford has changed the parish email addresses and website - parish@stsimonstock.plus.com and frneil@stsimonstock.plus.com - website address is http://www.stsimonstock.plus.com/



Announced January  2017

Please pray for the soul of Canon John (Jack) Madden who died at 2am on Friday 16th December 2016




Father Anthony Manuel Fernandes sfx, has been appointed as the new Parish Priest in succession to Father Lucas Rodrigues who has been asked to take on a new appointment in the Diocese of Clifton.

Father Rogelio Barcelona Jr. SOLT has been appointed as assistant priest at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Hythe.

Father Richard Offong CM the present Parish Priest of St Paul’s Thamesmead Central has been appointed as the Parochial Administrator of the Parish of St David, Abbey Wood until a new parish priest is appointed.

Father Blaise Amadi CM is taking a course in Kent before taking up his next appointment

Father Edeghonghon John Ehichioya of the Diocese of Uromi has taken up his appointment as an assistant priest in the parish of St Andrew, Thornton Heath.

Father Paul Okora has been appointed assistant priest at St Thomas of Canterbury, Sevenoaks.


Announced December 2016

Please pray for the souls of Father Eamonn Whelan who died on Saturday 3rd December 2016 and Deacon Braz Menezes who died on Monday 5th December 2016



Archbishop Peter has appointed the following as Deans for the next three year term.
Cathedral Canon Alan McLean
Croydon Father Joseph O’Connor
Kingston Canon Edward Perera
Merton Father Joh Mulligan
Mortlake Monsignor William Saunders
Sutton Father Paul Hough
Wandsworth Monsignor Gerald Ewing
Bexley Father James Spencer
Bromley Father Stephen Wymer
Camberwell Father Gerard Mulvihill
Greenwich Father Richard Plunkett
Lambeth Father Liam Gallagher
Lewisham Father Douglas Bull
Canterbury Father Mark White cp
Chatham Father James Teeling
Dover Father Anthony Cridland
Gravesend Father Alex Saba
Maidstone Canon Luke Smith
Thanet Father Philip Seed
Tunbridge Wells Canon Peter Stodart

Father Brendan Grady O.Carm
has been appointed as parish priest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Faversham


Announced October 2016

Father David Gibbons has been appointed as Parish Priest of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Sevenoaks

 

Father Richard Harvey has retired to Seaford, East Sussex

 

The Salesians of Don Bosco have taken pastoral responsibility for both the Battersea parishes as of 16th October 2016.  Both parishes will continue as two separate parishes

Father Gerry O’Shaughnessy SDB, the present Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Battersea West has been appointed as Parish Priest of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St Joseph, Battersea Park following the departure of the Comboni Missionaries

 

The Parish of St Paul, Dover and the Parish of St. Finbarr, Aylesham has become the new parish of The Good Shepherd, Dover and Aylesham. Father Anthony Cridland has been appointed as Parish Priest of the new Parish.

Father Jeff will be formally presented as the Parish Priest of the newly amalgamated parish on 27th November 2016.

 

The Parish of Our Lady Help of Christians and St Aloysius, Folkestone and the Parish of St Joseph, Folkestone West has become the new parish of Our Lady and St Joseph, Folkestone. Father Stephen Bould, a priest of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the new parish.

 

Father Ayodeji Benedict Fadoju of the Diocese of Ondo, Nigeria has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the parish of St Lawrence, Edenbridge.

The Parish of St. Joseph, Roehampton has been entrusted to the care of the Combini Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (Verona Fathers) following their departure from the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Joseph, Battersea Park.  Father Tesfamichael Debesay Negusse mccj has been appointed as parish priest of St. Joseph’s Roehampton

Father Wojciech Mozsyniewicz replaced Father Michal Oszczudlowski as an assistant priest at the Polish-Catholic Mission in Croydon -Crystal Palace. He will be resident 8b Oliver Grove, London SE25 6EJ




Announced September 2016

Father David Gummett has been appointed as Parish Priest of St John Fisher - Merton

Father Uche Njoku has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s - New Malden in succession to
Father Peter Edwards (who is currently resident at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Hayes)

Father Martin Mikuskiewicz OFM Cap, the present assistant priest at Erith has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the Parish of Erith following the transfer of Father Charles Serignat OFM Cap to a new appointment.  The appointment is to run initially for one year until the Capuchin Chapter meeting next year

Father Michael Edem cm has been appointed as an assistant Priest St David’s Abbey Wood.

Father Peter Iwuoha cm has moved from Abbey Wood to the Diocese of Hallam.

Father Dawid Jasinski of the Diocese of Sandomiewz, Poland has been appointed by the Polish Catholic Mission in the United Kingdom to serve as an assistant priest in the Polish Catholic Mission in Brockley-Lewisham
Fr Jasinski will be resident at 8a Waldram Park Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 2PN

Appointments to the Society of St Paul Community - Battersea West
Father Francy Kochupaliath joined the community earlier in the year as the new Superior of the community

Father Joshy Joseph Thumpakattu and Father Shaiju Joseph Vadakkemury are to join the community for one year

Salesian Community in Battersea
Salesian House
Surrey Lane, Battersea
London SW11 3PN
Tel: 020 7139 8380
Email: battersea@salesians.org.uk


Announced August 2016

Father Jan Fabian SDB
will be joining the Salesian Community in Battersea for one year from August 2016. He is a member of the Slovak Province

He will spending the year improving his English and may give some assistance in the parish and with the Slovak Catholic Chaplaincy

 

Father Chris Keen has been appointed as Parish Priest of St. John the Baptist, Purley, in succession to Canon James Pannett who will be retiring. He will take up this appointment on 21st August 2016

 

Father Marian Nycz SDB has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of Our Lady Help of Christians, Mottingham in addition to his present appointment as Parochial Administrator of St. Patrick’s Chislehurst West.

 

Father John O’Callaghan has retired

 

Father Philip Andrews has been appointed as Assistant Priest at St. Anselm’s Tooting Bec

 

Father David Howell has been appointed as Assistant Priest at Corpus Christi - Brixton Hill

 

Father Daniel Weatherley has been appointed as Assistant Priest at St. Thomas of Canterbury, Canterbury

 

Canon John Kavanagh has been appointed as the acting dean of Lewisham during the Sabbatical of Father Douglas Bull

The current term of office for the deans comes to an end on 31st October 2016

 

Father Gerry O’Shaughnessy SDB has joined the community in Battersea West and will take on the role as Parish Priest of The Sacred Heart in succession to Father Kieran Anderson SDB.

 

Father Peter Pagac SDB, who has been acting as Parochial Administrator since 22nd December 2014 in Battersea West will continue in the parish as an assistant Priest

 

Bro Kevin O’Donnell SDB, will join the parish Battersea West team for one year




Announced July 2016

Father Patrick Udotai has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the Parish of St Margaret of Scotland, Carshalton Beeches, succeeding Father Barry Angus who has now retired.

 

Father Peter Mansfield has been appointed as Parish Priest of St. Aidan, Coulsdon, in succession to Father Josef Doetsch who has now retired.

 

Deacon Gerard Perkins has been appointed to the Lambeth Deanery for service in the Parish of St. Bartholomew’s Norbury

 

Deacon Piotr Ziezio has been appointed to the Greenwich Deanery for service in the Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, Woolwich.

 

Deacon Robert Smith has been ordained for the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, and appointed by his ordinary to serve in the Parish of St John the Baptist, Westerham.

 

Deacon Joice James was ordained recently in India (Eparachy of Ujjain) for service as a Permanent Deacon for the Syro-Malabar Community.

 

Deacon Alfred Banya has been appointed Assistant Director of Formation (South West London).

 

Deacon Gehad Homsey has been appointed the Archbishop’s Delegate for the Pastoral Care of Permanent Deacons and Widows

 

Father Jan Fabian SDB will be joining the Salesian Community in Battersea for one year from August 2016. He is a member of the Slovak Province

He will spending the year improving his English and may give some assistance in the parish and with the Slovak Catholic Chaplaincy

 

Father Christopher Shorrock OFM Conv will be joining the Franciscan Community at St. Anthony’s Friary, Giles Lane, Canterbury Kent CT2 7NA as of 22nd August 2016.

 

Father Andrzej Blazkiewicz who has been living in Ramsgate and ministering to the Polish-Speaking community will be returning to Krakow.

 

Father Leszek Klos of the Diocese of Zamosc-Lubaczow has been appointed to Ramsgate by the Polish Catholic Mission to minister to the local Polish Community in Ramsgate and Minster and also give assistance to the local clergy as of 1st September 2016


Announced June 2016

Father Josephat Ezeanolue C.S.Sp, who has been serving as Parochial Administrator since December 2015 at the Parish of Our Lady of Grace, Charlton, has been formally appointed by Archbishop Peter as the Parish Priest.  The formal handover took place on 1st May. Father Jsoephat induction will take place on Saturday 4th June 2016 at 17.30

 

Father Damian Ozokwere C.S.Sp has been appointed as Assistant Priest at Our Lady of Grace, Charlton in succession to Father Michael Ezenwammadu C.S.Sp.  Father Michael  remains as a member of the community and is currently on Sabbatical pursing studies in the University of Kent. He continues in his role as a Chaplain at Christ the King Sixth Form College.

 

Father Emmanuel Ahua C.S.S.p has been appointed as an assistant priest at the parish of St Chad’s South Norwood.

He replaces Father Bartholomew Zubeviel C.S.S.p who was appointed as Parish Priest at South Norwood at the beginning of the year.

 

Father Jesus Suarnaba Dicto has been formally exclaustrated from the Missionaries of St Charles- Scalabrini Fathers and by a decree dated 29th March 2016 is now incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark. He continues in his role as chaplain to Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital

 

Monsignor Canon James Cronin has completed his term of office as National Director of Missio and will return to the diocese to take up appointment as Parish Priest of St. Osmund, Barnes. He is to take up this appointment as of 10th May 2016.

 

Father Luke Marappillil MST who has been Parochial Administrator in the parish will be taking on another appointment in the diocese later this summer.


Announced May 2016

Father Victor Darlington
has been incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark, having been excardinated from the Diocese of Uromi, Nigeria, by a decree dated 29th March 2016. He continues in his role as parish priest of The Sacred Heart Parish, Camberwell.

 

Father Jesus (Jake) Suarnaba Dicto has been incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark, having been formally exclustrated from the Missionaries of St Charles Scalabrini Fathers, by a decree dated 29th March 2016.

He continues in his role as chaplain to Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital.

 

Father Emmanuel Ahua C.S.S.p has been appointed as an assistant priest at the parish of St Chad’s South Norwood.

He replaces Father Bartholomew Zubeviel C.S.S.p who was appointed as Parish Priest at South Norwood at the beginning of the year.

 

Father Josephat Ezeanolue C.S.Sp, who has been serving as Parochial Administrator since December 2015 at the Parish of Our Lady of Grace, Charlton, has been formally appointed by Archbishop Peter as the Parish Priest.  The formal handover took place on 1st May.

 

Father Damian Ozokwere C.S.Sp has been appointed as Assistant Priest at Our Lady of Grace, Charlton in succession to Father Michael Ezenwammadu C.S.Sp. Father Michael  remains as a member of the community and is currently on Sabbatical pursing studies in the University of Kent. He continues in his role as a Chaplain at Christ the King Sixth Form College.
Papal coat of arms

Announced Rome 23rd April 2016

Father Paul Mason has been appointed
as Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark



Announced April 2016

Father Bartlomiej Dudek of the Diocese of Przemyśl has  been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the Parish of St Simon Stock, Walderslade. The appointment is to commence on 3rd April 2016

 

Father Uche Njoku CSSp has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the Parish of St John Fisher, Merton.  The appointment is to commence on 1st April 2016.

Canon Colm Acton will retire. Contact details to follow.

 

Father Louis Odudu from the Diocese of Warri in Nigeria arrived during Holy Week and has joined the parish team in Lewisham as a long-term supply priest.

 

Father Jude Ogbuanu from the Diocese of Umuahia in Nigeria has returned to Nigeria

Announced March 2016

Parochial Administrator of Cray Valley Parish - Father Cyriacus Okafor

Following consultation with his own Diocesan Bishop, Father Cyriacus Okafor of the Diocese of Nnewi, Nigeria has been given permission to work in this diocese for a period of Three years.

In the light of this Archbishop Peter has appointed him as Parochial Administrator for the Parish of Our Lady of the Crays, Cray Valley. The appointment commenced on 4th February 2016

 

Father Brian Coyle - Rector of St John’s Seminary, Wonersh

Archbishop Peter announced the appointment of Father Brian Coyle as Rector of St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, in succession to Monsignor Jeremy Garratt.Father Brian is currently Director of Human Formation at Wonersh. He will take office on 4th July 2016.

Monsignor Jeremy Garratt will take up parish ministry in the diocese of Portsmouth in September

 

Father Robin Duckworth sm RIP

With sadness Archbishop Peter announced the death Father Robin Duckworth sm at 08.00 on Sunday 21st February 2016 in Hull

Father Robin served in the parish of Sidcup for over 10 years

Announced February 2016

Father William Damah CSSp

Following changes in The Spiritan Community in South Norwood, Father William Damah CSSp will be completing his term as parish priest of South Norwood and will be moving to another appointment in January.  

 

Father Bartholomew Zubeviel CSSp

the present assistant priest has been appointed as the new parish priest and will take up his new appointment as of 1st January 2016

Another priest from their congregation will be assigned to the parish as assistant priest in due course.

 

Father Innocent Abonyi MSP

the parish priest of St John the Evangelist, Gravesend has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the Parish of Our Lady of the Assumption, Northfleet.

This appointment will commence on 7th January 2016 and will run until a new parish priest is appointed to Northfleet.

 

Father Robert Ellis

has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Thomas Aquinas, Ham and will take up his appointment in early January.

 

Father Walter Walsh

the present Parish Priest in Ham will be retiring in the New Year.

 

Father Anthony Nnamah MSP

has been appointed as an assistant Priest in the parish of The Assumption, Deptford.  His appointment commenced on 1st January 2016.

 

Father Joseph Kelly, O.Carm

It is with much sadness the death of Father Joseph Kelly, O.Carm was announced on Wednesday 6th January, 2016

 

Father Conleth Doyle, O.Carm

It is with much sadness the death of Father Conleth Doyle, O.Carmwas announced on Thursday 14th January

 

Deacon Michael Gould

and his wife, Joan, have now moved to St. Peter’s Residence. 

 

Canon John Weatherill

has been appointed as Episcopal Vicar For Finance. This appointment took affect at the beginning of the year and is for a period of five years.

 

Father Stephen Wymer

has been appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Safeguarding and Clergy Advisor to the Safeguarding Commission in succession to Father Graham Preston.

This appointment commenced on the 18th January and is for a period of five years


 Announced January 2016


Father Davis Thomas Vadakkumpadan cmi has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Thomas a Becket, Wandsworth. He succeeds Father Anto Chittilippilly cmi, who is returning to India to take up a new appointment.

 

Father Ponder Paulinus Ngilangwa SDS, a Salvatorian Priest from Tanzania has been appointed to succeed Father Auson Kamugisha SDS as the assistant priest at St. Patrick’s, Plumstead.

Father Auson is to be assistant priest in Stevenage, Diocese of Westminster.

 

Announced November 2015

Father Peter Pagac SDB has been appointed as parochial administrator of the parish of the Sacred Heart, Battersea West

Father Anthony Cassidy CSsR has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the  Parish of St Matthew, West Norwood.

Father Michael Ryan has been appointed as parochial administrator of the parish of St Simon Stock, Walderslade.

Father Hyacinth Okafor cm has recently arrived as a new member of the parish team based at St Paul’s Thamesmead

Father David Camilleri has been appointed as parish priest of St. James the Great, Petts Wood in succession to Father Tom Cooper

Father Richard Reid CSsR has been appointed as parish priest of Our Immaculate Lady of Victories, Clapham in succession to Father Dominic O’Toole CSsR

Father Emmanuel Okorondu has been appointed as an assistant priest in the parish of St Andrew, Thornton Heath.

Father Vitus Okechukwu has been appointed as an assistant priest in the parish of St. Stephen, Welling.

Father Julius Otoaye MSP has moved from Gravesend to become the new parish priest of St Pius X , Norbition, in succession to Father John Eze MSP

Father Samuel Ofia MSP is new parish priest of The Annunciation and St Augustine, Beckenham Hill, in succession to Father Mark Odion MSP

Father Francis Eyo is the new parish priest at the parish of St Thomas the Apostle, Nunhead, succeeding Father Addison Okpeh MSP

Father Anthony Kelechi Oleh MSP is going to St John’s Gravesend as the new assistant priest

Father Leonard Tatt has been appointed as parish priest of St Margaret Clitherow, Dulwich Wood Park in succession to Father Sean Hearty who is retiring.

Father Vincent Flynn is the new parish priest at St Wilfrid’s, Kennington Park

Father Oliver Antao is appointed as parish priest of Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen

Father Stephen Wymer has been appointed as the new parish priest of Beckenham

Father Ignatius Edet has been appointed as the new parish priest of St Mary of the Crays, Crayford replacing Father Bernard Carmody sj

Father Thomas Lynch has moved from Tolworth to Lewisham as assistant priest.

Father Lukasz Hadusch and Father Pawel Tadeusz Sobol of the Diocese of Przemysl have recently joined parish of Clapham Park

Father Justin Daanaah has been appointed as the new parochial administrator of the parish of St Mary Magdalen, Brockley

Father Thomas McElhone has been appointed as the new parish priest of St Thomas of Canterbury, Rainham

Father Stephen Haylett has been appointed as the new parish priest of St Catherine of Siena, Chessington and Hook

Father Matthew O’Gorman is the new assistant priest in St John the Baptist, Purley

Father Mark Higgins has been appointed as the new assistant priest at St. Andrew’s, Thornton Heath

Father Kurt Barragan has moved from St Andrew’s, Thornton Heath to become assistant priest at St Boniface, Tooting.

Father Antony Megalan Sellam has been appointed as parish priest of St John Fisher, Rochester

Father Stephen Langridge has been appointed as parish priest of St Elizabeth, Richmond in succession to Father Nicolas von Malaise.

Father Shaju Varkey has been appointed as the new parish priest of St. Boniface, Tooting in succession to Father Thomas McElhone

Fr. Simplicio S. D'Souza, a priest of the Archdiocese of Goa has arrived in the UK and is assigned as an assistant priest to the Parish of Our Lady of Reparation, West Croydon

The following members of the Capuchin Community in Erith have been appointed as assistant priest in the parish of Our Lady of the Angels, Erith.
Brother Babji Donthumalla OFM Cap also known as Br Showry
Brother Martin Mikuskiewicz OFM Cap

Father Avelino Bermundo SOLT has completed his term as parish priest of Hythe.
Father Scott Brossart SOLT has been appointed as the new parish priest of Hythe

Fr Anthony Cridland as Parochial Administrator in St Paul’s Dover- while continuing to serve as Parish priest of St Finbarr, Aylesham, Kent.

Announced July 2015

A word of welcome to Fr Francis Lynch and Fr Oliver Antao, who have both been incardinated in to the diocese.

Archbishop Peter over the past months has made the made the following appointments:

Father James Teeling as Dean of the Chatham Deanery, to serve for the remainder of the three year term of office.

Canon John Kavanagh as acting Dean of the Lewisham Deanery, from the 1st August 2016 to the 30th November 2016, while Father Doug Bull is away on sabbatical

Father Sharju Varkey as Episcopal Vicar for Ethnic Chaplaincies.

Father David Camilleri as Parish Priest of St James, Petts Wood.

Father Richard Reid CSsR as Parish Priest of Our Immaculate Lady of Victories, Clapham.

Father Francis Lynch as Parish Priest of Saint Gertrude, Bermondsey South, having previously been the Parochial Administrator.

Father Peter Pagac SDB as Parochial Administrator of The Sacred Heart, Battersea West. Peter kindly agreed to take on responsibility for the parish as Father Kieran Anderson SDB, the Parish Priest, is away from the parish due to poor health.

Father Anthony Cassidy CSsR, as Parochial Administrator of Saint Matthew, West Norwood.

Father Michael Ryan, as Parochial Administrator of Saint Simon Stock, Walderslade.

Deacon Stephen Newman as Archbishop's delegate for the Pastoral Care of Permanent Deacons.

Deacon Barry Chalkley as Director of Formation for the Diocesan Permanent Diaconate programme.

Father Keith Sylvia as assistant priest at Our Lady of the Annunciation, Addiscombe Parish, following his priestly ordination.

Father Emmanuel Okorondu, from the Diocese of Orlu, as an assistant priest in the parish of St Andrew, Thornton Heath.

Father Vitus Okechukwu as an assistant priest in the parish of St. Stephen, Welling, also from the Diocese of Orlu.
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Other moves and changes:
Father Philip Smith CF has been appointed as a full time chaplain to the British Army, and has joined 5th Battalion the Rifles in Paderborn, Germany.

Welcome to Father Patrick D’Souza sfx, who has been appointed as the Goan Community Chaplain, succeeding Father Francis Rosario sfx. Father D’Souza is a member of the Pilar Fathers’ community at Mitcham.

Welcome to Father Hyacinth Okafor cm, who has joined the parish team based at St Paul’s Thamesmead.

Welcome to Fr Kouevi Adjetey Louis Mawoulolo mccj who has joined the Comboni Fathers Community in Battersea Park Parish and will minister as an assistant priest in the parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Joseph, Battersea Park.

Father Sang Mok Kwon will be completing his term as Korean Catholic Chaplain and will be returning to Korea at the end of the Summer. His successor will be Father Joong Hee Kwon of the Diocese of Andong. He is due to take up his appointment on 1st September 2015.

Announced September 2014

Canon Luke Smith has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Francis, Maidstone.

Father Timothy Finigan has been appointed as Parish Priest of Ss Austin and Gregory with St Anne, Margate.

Father Steven Fisher has been appointed as Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Rosary Blackfen from 3rd September 2014.

Father Bernard Heaphy is retiring as Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Rosary, Brixton

Father James Spencer has been appointed as the Dean of Bexley Deanery to succeed Father Tim Finigan.

The Missionary Society of St Paul of Nigeria have been given the pastoral care of Our Lady of the Rosary, Brixton. Father Eustace Durugbo MSP, has been appointed the new Parish Priest. The MSP's have also been given permission to establish a Religious House in the parish.

Father Boniface Akpoigbe MSP succeeds Father Eustace Durugbo MSP as Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Assumption, Deptford.

Father Robert Ogbede cm has been appointed as the new Parish Priest of St Benet’s Abbey Wood

Father Peter Iwuoha cm will be the new assistant priest in the parish of St Benet’s Abbey Wood

Canon David Caine has been appointed as Parish Priest of The Holy Family, Thanet.

Canon Anthony Charlton has been appointed as Parish Priest of St Thomas of Canterbury, Canterbury.

Canon Edward Perera has been appointed as Parish Priest of
Our Lady Immaculate, Tolworth.

Father Chukwuemeka Nnaji has been appointed as Parochial Administrator (Priest in Charge) of the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Lee.

Father Oladele Craig has been appointed as an Assistant Priest at the Metropolitan Cathedra Churchl of St George.

Father Joseph Owusu-Ansah, following his ordination in July, has been appointed as Assistant Priest to Holy Ghost Parish, Balham.

Father Anthony Plummer has been appointed as Parish Priest of
Christ the King, Wimbledon Park, to succeed Canon John Naughton who has retired.
 
The Society of the Missions (The Vincentians) Nigerian Province, have been entrusted with the pastoral care of the parish of Peckham, and Father Richard Diala cm has been appointed as the new Parish Priest, and at the same time his Provincial has appointed him the local Superior.

Father Vincent George cm will be coming to work in the diocese from Nigeria and will be an assistant in Peckham.

Father Christopher Heaps SDB was given a new appointment within the Salesian Order, and left the Parish of the Sacred Heart in July, to move to the Salesian Community in Bootle. The Salesian Provincial has nominated as interim Parish Priest Father Kieran Anderson, SDB, the present Rector of the Salesian Community in Battersea. He will combine these roles for one year.

Deacon Thomas Bakulumpagi, having completed his Seminary formaton, has been appointed a Deacon in the Metropolitan Cathedra Churchl of St George.

Announced June 2014

Father Paul Fennessy has been appointed as Parish Priest of Holy Apostles, Swanley to succeed Father Susaimarinathan Mari Anantharaj .who is returning to India


Father Antony Vijayan of the Diocese of Kottar, India, has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the Parish of English Martytrs, Strood



Announced May 2014

Canon John Clark has been appointed to succeed Bishop-Elect Nicholas Hudson as Parish Priest of The Sacred Heart Wimbledon.

Father Bartlomiej Dudek of the Diocese of Przemyśl, Poland, has been appointed as Parochial Administrator of the Parish of St. Francis, Maidstone

Father James Spencer has been appointed as the new Dean of Bexley Deanery to succeed Father Tim Finigan




Announced March 2014

The Archbishop has made the following appointments:



Episcopal Vicar for Safeguarding - Father Graham Preston
Episcopal Vicar for Ethnic Chaplaincies - Canon John O'Toole


      
        
 
Announced February 2014

The Archbishop has appointed three new Canons of the
Saint George's Cathedral Chapter:


 - Canon Edward Perera
 - Canon Luke Smith
 - Canon John Weatherill

Father David Young OFM Conv has been appointed as Parish Priest of St. Patrick’s Waterloo in succession to Father Jesmond Pawley OFM Conv.

Father Pawley will remain in the Community at Waterloo and continue to serve as Judicial Vicar of the Diocese.

Announced January 2014


 The Archbishop has made the following appointments:

 Father Davis Thomas Vadakkumpadan, CMI, as Parish Priest of  St Thomas a Becket, Wandsworth.

He succeeds Father Anto Chittilippilly CMI, who is returning to India to take up a new appointment.

Father Ponder Paulinus Ngilangwa, SDS, a Salvatorian Priest from Tanzania, as the Assistant Priest at St. Patrick’s, Plumstead.

He succeeds Father Auson Kamugisha, SDS, who is to be Assistant Priest in Stevenage, Diocese of Westminster.


Announced January 2014


  Episcopal Vicar for Kent

In July last year Bishop John Hine celebrated his 75th birthday, and, in accordance with Canon Law, submitted his resignation from Office to the Holy Father. The resignation was accepted and will come into effect when a successor Bishop is announced. In the meantime Archbishop Peter has allowed Bishop John to relinquish his special responsibilities for the Kent and Medway Area of the diocese. Bishop John has kindly offered to look after a parish, and has been appointed to be parish priest of St Andrew, Tenterden.

It is anticipated that the Holy Father will appoint a new Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese, although this may not be for some time, and it is likely that this new Bishop would be given responsibility for Kent and Medway. Until such time as this happens Archbishop Peter has decided to appoint a priest as the “Episcopal Vicar for Kent”, to have a special oversight for the area. The Episcopal Vicar has executive powers in respect of the pastoral care of the clergy and faithful of the Diocese who live within the Kent Episcopal Area, with the same powers in the parishes of the Kent Deaneries entrusted to a Vicar General, in accordance with Canon 479 §1 and §2.

His Grace has appointed Father Paul Mason to this office. In accordance with Canon 137 §1 and Canon 884 §1, Archbishop Peter has granted Fr Paul the faculty to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the parishes of the Kent Episcopal Area.

Father Paul will reside at
Bishop's Flat, The Hermitage, More Park, West Malling, Kent ME19 6HN
Telephone: 01732 845486; Fax 01732 847888;
Email: frpaulmason@hotmail.co.uk 

   

Announced January 2014


 The Archbishop has made the following appointments:

Monsignor Nicholas Hudson as Parish Priest of The Sacred Heart, Wimbledon. He will be inducted by Archbishop Peter on 10th January 2014. The Society of Jesus will formally hand over the Parish into the care of the Diocese on that day.

Father Samuel Davey as Assistant Priest at The Sacred Heart, Wimbledon.

The Jesuit community will continue to reside in the Wimbledon parish.

   

Announced December 2013

 
The Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv) has established the province delegation of Great Britain and Ireland as a Provincial Custody under the patronage of Blessed Agnellus of Pisa.

The Friars have elected as 'Custos' ( Local Ordinary) Father Peter Damian Massengill OFM Conv. He is an American Friar and will reside at the Conventual Friars Curia at Waterloo.

   

Announced December 2013


The Archbishop has made the following appointment

Father Arbogast Lekule as Chair of the Commission for Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation.

He thanks Father Michael Scanlon who stands down after eight years as the Commission's Chair.

   

Announced December 2013


The Archbishop has made the following appointment

Father Alfred Osamor, C.Ss.R. as Parochial Administrator of the Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Sydenham Kirkdale.

   

Announced November 2013


The Archbishop has made the following appointments

Father Nicolas Von Malaisé as Parochial Administrator of the parish of St Elizabeth, Richmond;

Father Alan Burgess as Parochial Administrator of the parish of St Michael and All Angels, Farnborough;

Father Deodat Msahala as Parochial Administrator of the parish of St Bartholomew, Norbury.


Father Ignatius Edet has been formally incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark from the Diocese of Aba, Nigeria.
Father Edet continues in his appointment as an assistant priest at St John Fisher, Merton.

   

Announced November 2013


  The Archbishop has appointed as Deans for the next three-year term

(Following consultation among the Deanery clergy the Balham Deanery has been renamed as the Wandsworth Deanery.)

South-West Area
 
  Cathedral Canon Alan McLean
  Croydon Fr Joseph O'Connor
  Kingston Canon Anthony Charlton
Merton Fr John Mulligan
  Mortlake Mgr William Saunders
  Sutton Fr Paul Hough
  Wandsworth Mgr Gerald Ewing
 
South-East Area
 
Bexley Fr Timothy Finigan
  Bromley Canon Tom McHugh
  Camberwell Fr Gerard Mulvihill
  Greenwich Fr Richard Plunkett
Lambeth Fr Liam Gallagher
  Lewisham Fr Douglas Bull
     
Kent Area
 
  Canterbury Fr Mark White, CP
  Chatham Fr Stephen Wymer
Dover Fr Anthony Cridland
  Gravesend Fr Alex Saba
  Maidstone Canon John Clark
  Thanet Fr Luke Smith
  Tunbridge Wells Canon Peter Stodart
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Announced October 2013

 

The Archbishop has made the following appointments:

Father Habteghiorghis Ukbay Negasi as Parish Priest of Saints Simon and Jude, Streatham Hill

He has been formally incardinated into the Diocese as of 22nd October 2013.

Father Peter Norris as Parish Priest of St Dunstan, Hersden, in succession to the late Father Kevin Fitzgerald. His appointment is from 1st November 2013.

Father Ugochukwu Nnaji MSP as Parish Priest of St Francis de Sales and St Gertrude, Stockwell, in succession to Father Peter Gee. His  appointment is from the 3rd November 2013.

Father Peter Gee is now resident at St Anselm’s, Tooting Bec.

Father Romeo Velos y Babiera, CS, a Filipino priest and member of the Scalabrini Fathers, has been appointed to the community in Brixton.
He will have special responsibility for the Filipino Community.
He is expected to arrive in November.

   

Announced September 2013

 
The Archbishop has made the following appointments:

Father Barry Hughes as Parish Priest of St Michael and All Angels, Farnborough in succession to Father Paul Fennessy

Father Paul Fennessy as Parish Priest of English Martyrs, Strood, in succession to Father William Keogh who is retiring.

Father Brendan Carmody SJ as Parochial Administrator of the parish of St Mary of the Crays, Crayford. Father John Ryan MBE has retired as the Parish Priest.

Father Habteghiorghis Ukbay Neghasi OFM Cap as Parochial Administrator of the parish of St Simon and St Jude, Streatham Hill, in succession to Father Adrian McKenna-Whyte.

   

Announced August 2013

 
The Archbishop has made the following appointments:

Father Adrian McKenna-Whyte as Parish Priest of Corpus Christi, Brixton Hill, in succession to the late Father Tom Heneghan. He takes up his new appointment on 16th September 2013.

Father Peter Pagac SDB as Assistant Priest at The Sacred Heart, Battersea West. Father Pagac will also give part-time assistance to the Slovak Chaplaincy.

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Father Michael Barnes SJ and Father Paul Fletcher SJ, both members of the British Province of the Society of Jesus, will be joining the community at Wimbledon, and will be resident at 14 Edge Hill, Wimbledon, SW19 4LP.

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The Polish Catholic Mission has informed us of the following appointments:

Father Marek Ogorzaly SCh as Assistant Priest at St John the Evangelist Polish Church, Putney. He replaces Father Dominic Przbyszewski SCh.

Father Marcin Dobrzanski is moving to the Polish Church in Balham from the Polish Church in Croydon-Crystal Palace.

Father Jerzy Mikrut is moving to the Polish Church in Croydon-Cystal Palace from the Polish Church in Balham.

Father Leszek Klos is replacing Father Pawel Stebel and will celebrate Mass for the Polish Community in Ramsgate.

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Announced July 2013

 
The Archbishop has made the following appointments:

Bishop John Hine has submitted his resignation from office to the Holy Father on reaching the age of 75, but has offered to continue his responsibilities for the Kent Deaneries until the end of the year.

Archbishop Peter has asked Father Paul Mason to undertake the position of Episcopal Vicar for Kent and the Medway Unitary Authority and he will take up residence at West Malling sometime in the New Year.

 

Father David Caine as an Honorary Canon

 

Father Edward Perera as the Southwark Lourdes Pilgrimage Director

 

Father Richard Plunkett as Dean of the Greenwich Deanery

Monsignor Gerry Ewing as Dean of the Balham Deanery

Father Joseph O'Connor as Acting Dean of the Croydon Deanery

 

The Diocese has entered an agreement with the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham entrusting them with the care of Most Precious Blood Parish, Borough:
Father Christopher Pearson as Parish Priest of Most Precious Blood, Borough

Father Michael Scanlon as Parish Priest of St Mary, West Croydon

Father Michael Branch as Parish Priest of St Peter the Apostle, Woolwich

The Salvatorians have relocated from the Borough to Plumstead:
Father Richard Mway Zeng SDS as Parish Priest of St Patrick, Plumstead,
(Father Richard is also the Superior of the new Community)

Father Kevin Stokes as Parish Priest of St Raphael, Surbiton

Father Michael Lovell as Parish Priest of St Teresa, Ashford

Father Philip Pak as Parish Priest of St Mary Magdalen, Brockley

Father Augustine Kinnane as Parish Priest of The Holy Family, Sanderstead

Father Arbogast Lekule as Parish Priest of St John Fisher, Kidbrooke

Father Barry Angus as Parish Priest of St Margaret, Carshalton Beeches

 

Canon Provost Thomas McHugh as Parochial Administrator of St Swithin, Bromley Common, while remaining Parish Priest of Bromley

Father Christian Onyigbuo as Parochial Administrator of St John Fisher, Bexley

 

Father Jonathan Routh as Chaplain of St George's Hospital, Tooting

 

Father Stephen Haylett as Assistant Priest at Ss Ethelbert and Gertrude, Ramsgate

Father Auson Kamugisha SDS as Assistant Priest at St Patrick, Plumstead

Father Nicolas Von Malaisé to assist at Our Lady Immaculate, Tolworth

Father Stuart Meyer to assist at St Anthony of Padua, Anerley, and as Chaplain to the Rochester Prisons

Father Samuel Davey as Assistant Priest at Christ the King, Wimbledon Park

Father Valentine Erhahon as Assistant Priest at St Saviour and Ss John the Baptist and Evangelist, Lewisham

Father Stephen Haines to assist at St George's Cathedral

Father Thomas Lynch as Assistant Priest at Our Lady Immaculate, Tolworth

Father Leonard Tatt as Assistant Priest at St Boniface, Tooting

 

Deacon Barry Mellish, ordianied at St Joseph, Bromley, on 8th June 2013, appointed to the Bromley Deanery to serve in St Joseph, Bromley

Deacon Michael Carrucan, ordained at St Anselm, Tooting Bec, on 13th July 2013, appointed to the Balham Deanery to serve in St Anselm, Tooting Bec

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The Archbishop thanks Bishop John Hine, Father Francis Hartley, Father John Hartley and Father Eric Nimmo, who have offered their resignation, for all the work they have done over the years and wishes them a happy 'retirement'.

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The Archbishop thanks Deacon Michael Kennedy for his work as the Southwark Lourdes Pilgrimage Director.

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Father Vincent Flynn is taking a sabbatical break before he takes up his next appointment.

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The Archbishop welcomes to the Diocese:

Father Simon Leworthy, of the diocese of Armidale, joined the parish of St Bede, Clapham Park, last year

Father Biju Matthew Kottanalloor CST has arrived in the diocese as the Syro-Malabar Chaplain. He resides at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Lee

Father Everest Mkenda OFM Conv from the Tanzanian Province of the Franciscan Friars Conventual has joined the community at the Franciscan Study Centre, Canterbury

Father Krzystztof Przyblyski OFM Cap and Father Zbigniew Fryska OFM Cap have joined the Community at Erith.

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Father Stephen Langridge, Director of Vocations,
is now resident at

Vocations Centre
Northwood Road
Whitstable
Kent CT5 2EY

Telephone: 01227 272824

(posted 17-10-12)

   

Announced October 2012
   

 
The Archbishop has made the following appointments:

As members of the College of Consultors:

Bishop John Hine
Bishop Paul Hendricks
Bishop Patrick Lynch
Provost Tom McHugh
Monsignor Canon Martin Lee
Monsignor Matthew Dickens
Father Peter Geldard
Father David Gibbons
Father Paul Mason
Father John Mulligan
Father Michael Scanlon
Father Stephen Wymer

He thanks those who formed the previous College of Consultors.

Canon Tom McHugh as Provost of the Cathedral Chapter

Father Paul Connelly as Parish Priest of The Holy Family, Thanet

Father Steven Fisher as Parish Priest of The Holy Cross, Plumstead  Common (Father Steven has returned to the diocese after a  period of discernment with the Benedictine Community in Chilworth)

Father Justin Daanaah as Parochial Administrator of St Thomas of Canterbury, Rainham

Father Ugo Nnaji MSP as Parochial Administrator of St Elizabeth, Richmond


Father Don Coleman has resigned from the office of Parish Priest in Thanet. The Archbishop thanks him for his years of ministry first as deacon and then as priest and wishes him a happy retirement.

Father Brian Coyle is to join one of the courses at St Anselm's Institute, Cliftonville.



The Archbishop welcomes the following clergy to the diocese:

Father Piotr Kucharski of the Archdiocese of Przemysl to serve at St Francis, Maidstone for the next three years

Father Biju Matthew Kottanalloor CST (Little Flower Congregation) as the new chaplain of the Syro-Malabar Community, residing at Lee

Father Gerardo Cortes Gonzalez OAR who has joined the Latin American Chaplaincy Team at Vauxhall (Father Cortes Gonzalez is a recently ordained priest and we wish him well in his first priestly appointment)

Father Kieran Patrick Anderson SDB has been appointed Rector of the Salesian Community in Battersea

Father Peter Pagac SDB has joined the Salesian Community at Battersea

Father Josef Briffa SJ has joined the Jesuit Community at Helix Gardens, Brixton Hill

Father Chijijoke Azuawusiefe SJ has joined the Jesuit Formation Community at Edge Hill, Wimbledon

Father Michael O'Halloran SJ has joiined the Jesuit Community in Wimbledon

 

Announced July 2012
   

 
The Archbishop has made the following appointments:

(Some of these appointments will not take effect until the Autumn)

Father Peter Stodart as a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter and Father Alan McLean and Father Francis Moran as Honorary Canons

Father Stephen Langridge as full-time Director of Vocations for three years

Monsignor Gerald Ewing as Parish Priest of the Holy Ghost, Balham

Father John Diver as Parish Priest of St Lawrence of Canterbury, Sidcup

Canon Michael O'Dea as Parish Priest of Our Lady of Pity and St Simon Stock, Putney

Father James Clark as Parish Priest of Virgo Fidelis, Upper Norwood

Father Stephen Boyle as Parish Priest of St Anselm, Dartford

Father Cornelius Boyle as Parish Priest of the Good Shepherd, New Addington

Father Patrick Ryan as  Parish Priest of St Columba, Selsdon

Father Richard Offong CM as Parish Priest of St Paul, Thamesmead Central

Father Philip Smith as Assistant Priest at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint George

Father Kurt Barragan as Assistant Priest at St Andrew, Thornton Heath

Father Alan Burgess as Assistant Priest at St Thomas of Canterbury, Canterbury

Father Oladele Craig as Assistant Priest at the Holy Ghost, Balham

Father Henry Tikku Wenna as a long-term supply priest at St Peter the Apostle, Woolwich

Father Lloyd Shanthikumar as a long-term supply priest at St Peter the Apostle, Woolwich

Deacon Alfred Banya to the Camberwell Deanery with special responsibility to Our Lady of Sorrows, Peckham

Deacon James Coleman to the Chatham Deanery with special responsibility to St Thomas of Canterbury, Rainham

Deacon Stuart Meyer for his Diaconate to the Holy Cross, Catford

Deacon Nicolas von Malaise for his Diaconate to Our Lady Immaculate, Tolworth


Father Stephen Langridge will be based in Whitstable at the former Convent in Northwood Road which will become a Vocations Centre, providing the opportunity to host events and retreats for those discerning their vocation.

The Marist Community has been in Sidcup for over a hundred years and has also run the parish. Reluctantly the Marists have had to make the decision to leave Sidcup and move the members of the community to new postings. The Archbishop thanks them for their dedicated service to the diocese, and particularly to the people of Sidcup.

The Archbishop wishes Father Barry Hughes a happy retirement.

The Vincentians have sent Father John Adikwu CM to assist his confreres in the three Thamesmead/Abbey Wood parishes.

Deacon Leonard Tatt will return to the Beda College in September to complete his final seminary year.


Announced April 2012

 
Archbishop Peter has made the following appointments:
 

Father Michael Leach as Parish Priest of Ss Philip and James, Herne Hill;
 

The parish of Our Lady of Grace, Charlton, has been entrusted to the care of the Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans) with

Father Uche Njoku, CSsP, as Parish Priest
Father Michael Ezenwammadu, CSsP, and Father Jude Nwachukwu, CSsP, as Assistant Priests;
 

Father James Campbell, SJ, as Assistant Priest at The Sacred Heart, Wimbledon.

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The following Jesuit students have recently been ordained to the diaconate and will exercise their ministry in the diocese:

Deacon Jerri Melwin Dias, SJ, to the Jesuit Community in Wimbledon to exercise his ministry in the parish and among the Indian communities in Southwark;

Deacon Quoc Trieu Nguyen, SJ, to the Jesuit Community in Wimbledon to exercise his ministry in the parish;

Deacons John Du Hyun Kim, SJ, and Deacon Xavier Tharamel, SJ, to the Jesuit Community in Brixton Hill.

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Father Ugochukwu Nnaji, MSP, is resident at The Assumption, Deptford, while awaiting a new appointment.

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Father Shaju Varkey's Presbytery address at Our Lady of the Crays, Cray Valley, is now

2A Kent Road
St Mary Cray
Orpington
Kent
BR5 4AD
The Presbytery telephone number is 01689 331489

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The Korean Catholic Chaplaincy is now established in new premises in Sutton:

Korean Catholic Chaplaincy
104 & 106 Benhill Wood Road
Sutton
Surrey SM1 3SR

The Chaplain Father Damien Lim resides at
106 Benhill Wood Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3SR
Telephone number: 020 8644 5204
Email: londoncatholic@gmail.com
www.londoncatholic.net

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Announced March 2012

 
Archbishop Peter has made the following appointments:

 

Father Paul Mason as the Director of Ongoing Formation of Priests. The Archbishop has also approved his appointment as Pastoral Director at Allen Hall Seminary, Chelsea;

Father Jesmond Pawley OFM Conv as Judicial Vicar;

Father Thomas Udie as Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Surrey Docks;

Father Shaju Varkey as Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Crays, Cray Valley;

Father Kevin Fitzgerald as Parish Priest of St Dunstan, Hersden;

Father Francis Lynch as Parochial Administrator of St Gertrude, Bermondsey;

Father Luke Marappillil as Parochial Administrator of St Osmund, Barnes;

Father Georges Mampillil MST as Chaplain to King's College Hospital;

Father Salvador Nicolas Bilono III and Father Eugene Britto IVD as Assistant Priests at St Anselm, Tooting Bec.

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Archbishop Peter has also:

Merged the parishes of Margate and Cliftonville to form the new parish of Sts Austin and Gregory with St Anne, Margate, where Father Luke Smith is Parish Priest;

Established St Anselm, Pembury, (formerly part of the parish of St Justus, Paddock Wood) as a quasi-parish, where Father Edward Tomlinson, a priest of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, is Priest in Charge.

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Father Dominic Allain is taking a sabbatical break.

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Father William Agley has been seconded to the Vatican Curia to work in the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy. He was formerly the Diocesan Judicial Vicar and Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Crays, Cray Valley, and is now resident in Rome.


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