Priest Appointments and Movements

This year there are a number of movements within the Diocese detailed below, the majority of said movements/appointments are likely to happen in September.

Parish Priests and Priest-in-Charge

  • Fr Paul Andrew to Helston (within Falmouth Parish), and part-time priestly ministry at Treliske Hospital
  • Fr Michael Brandon to St Austell as Priest-in-Charge. Fr Michael joins us from the Archdiocese of Birmingham, with his wife
  • Fr John Conroy MHM to Ilfracombe as Priest-in-Charge
  • Fr James Courtney OSB to Ivybridge and Modbury as Priest-in-Charge
  • Fr Guy de Gaynesford to Lynton as Chaplain to the Sisters of Mary Morning Star (Maria Stella Matutina), and to work with the Vicariate for Evangelisation and Catechesis
  • Fr Ian Hellyer to Peverell as Priest-in-Charge
  • Fr Andrej Jablonski to Kingsbridge and Salcombe, as Parish Priest and Chaplain to Dartmouth Catholic School
  • Fr Gilmour McDermott to take on formal oversight of Torpoint and Saltash, as well as Liskaard and Sclerder
  • Mgr Keith Mitchell to Bridport as Parish Priest
  • Canon Peter Morgan to Barnstaple as Parish Priest
  • Canon Kristian Paver to Tiverton as Parish Priest
  • Fr Louie Rieunier to be Private Secretary and Parish Priest of Totnes
  • Fr Martin Stone to be Priest-in-Charge of Yelverton and Tavistock, priest chaplain at Derriford and sacramental ministry at Dartmoor Prison
  • Fr Paul Rea has resigned from ecclesiastical office

Assistant Priests

  • Fr Oscar Ardila to the Cathedral as Assistant Priest, whilst remaining Chaplain to Notre Dame School, and priestly ministry to the Missio as Gentes families of the Neo-catecheumenal Way
  • Fr James Barber to Barnstaple as Assistant Priest
  • Fr Babu Mattappillil CM to St Peter’s, Crownhill as Assistant Priest. Fr Babu joins us from the Indian Province of the Vincentians
  • Fr Cyriacus Ozochukwu to be Assistant Priest at Sacred Heart, Exeter

We congratulate these priests on their new appointments and remember them in our prayers as they start their new mission.

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