Bishop David has announced the first set of clergy moves since his appointment as Bishop in March 2020.

Fr Andy Ollard is appointed Parish Priest to St Bernardine of Siena at Buckingham, with a brief also to reach out to the students in the neighbouring University.

Fr Roy Karakkattu, MSFS is appointed Priest in Charge to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at Chesham Bois and also at St Aidan’s, Little Chalfont.

Fr David Donaghue is appointed to the Cathedral hub of parishes, which now comprises of the Cathedral, Kingsthorpe, East Hunsbury and Towcester. His principal ministry will be with Mission Northampton as we seek to develop models and best practice in evangelisation.

We welcome Fr Ebin Thomas to the Diocese, a priest belonging to the Syro-Malabar Eparchy. Fr Ebin is appointed Assistant Priest at St Edward’s, Kettering, and will have a particular ministry with the Syro-Malabar community.

Canon John Udris is returning to the diocese following 10 years as a spiritual director at Oscott Seminary. He is appointed Parish Priest of St Peter’s, Marlow.

Canon Brendan Killeen is appointed Parish Priest of The Sacred Heart, Weston Favell and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Great Billing.

Fr Jerry Manomey is appointed Priest in Charge to Sacred Heart, Flitwick.

Fr Pius Amoako is appointed Parish Priest of St Paul’s, Thrapston, St Thomas More, Raunds and The Most Holy Name of Jesus, Oundle.

Fr James Evans is appointed Priest in Charge at St Thomas More, Towcester. This appointment is in addition to his responsibilities as Bishop’s Secretary.

Fr Andrew Coy is appointed Assistant Priest to the Cathedral.

We welcome Fr Martin McDonald OCD back to the Diocese. He returns to Gerrards Cross where he will be Parish Priest.

Fr Ken Payne is stepping down as Parish Priest in Little Chalfont and will continue to live in the presbytery there for the time being.

Fr Michael Turner will be retiring as parish priest of St Peters in Marlow.

We will all want to wish Fr Ken and Fr Michael a blessed retirement and express our gratitude to them for all they have contributed to the life of the Diocese over the years