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Our priests are Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC). Our Parish has been served by priests of the MSC since 1899 and is currently one of six in England served by MSCs.
Our Parish Priest is Fr TJ Plower.  From Loughrea, Co. Galway, he completed his education with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Cork.  He went on to do his novitiate and philosophy studies in Myross Wood, West Cork. TJ has been with us since August 2015
Supporting Fr TJ on the team is Fr Jimmy Stubbs, who joined us in 2012.
He is most experienced in pastoral work and is also a talented musician - he's even been known to play guitar at his own masses.
Sister Anita O'Leary is our Youth Co-ordinator and joined us in January 2014.  She is a St John of God sister, from Ferns in Ireland, and in 2004, she travelled to work in Tzaneen in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, looking after HIV/Aids sufferers and their families in St. Scholastica's Mission in the diocese of Tzaneen
Deacon Steve Pickard Steve is married to Terry, has two children and three grandchildren.  Steve has been living in the parish over 40 years and was ordained a Deacon in 2009
Ivana Mearns is our parish secretary, and is available most mornings until 1pm.
Ivana also looks after the weekely bulletin, the deadline for which each week is Wednesday lunch time please
Mark Healy is the parish caretaker, and joined the team in 2017, so is our newest team member. Mark is available most days until around lunchtime
Also resident in our parish, although not part of the pastoral team, is Fr Alan Neville, MSC who returned here in 2018.  Fr Alan was previously here until 2010, prior to his ordination
(c) Ss Alban & Stephen 2018