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Clergy over the Years

English Martyrs' Clergy over the years
 

The original church was built in 1929 and was initially served from the Cathedral. In 1931, Fr J Farrow became our first Parish Priest and he was here until 1934.

 

Then Fr J Marshall became our Parish Priest and remained here until 1978. During his time at English Martyrs he raised money to build a Primary school (1960) and a new church (7th November 1963). The original church is now used as our church hall.

 

Parish Priest

Time at Parish

Other  clergy present

Served from Cathedral

1930

 

Fr James Farrow

1931-34

 

Unknown

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1940-41

 

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1942

Fr John Daly

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1943-49

Fr James Byrne

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1950

Fr James Byrne, 

Fr Joseph McCloskey

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1951-52

Fr James Byrne

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1953-54

Fr John O’Gorman

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1955-60

Fr John O’Gorman, 

Fr Patrick O’Connor

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1961-65

Fr Patrick O’Connor, Fr Joseph Devlin

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1966-71

Fr  Donal O’Brien, 

Fr John Condon

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1972

Fr  Donal O’Brien, 

Fr  Seamus Cunningham

Fr Joseph  Marshall

1973-78

Fr  Patrick McKenna, Fr Donal O’Brien

Fr  Edward Wilkinson

1979-82

Fr  Patrick McKenna

Fr  Edward Wilkinson

1982-86

 

Fr  Edward Wilkinson

1987-90

Fr James  O’Keefe, Sister Kathleen Mulvey

Fr  Donal O’Brien

1990-99

Sister Kathleen Mulvey

Fr Shaun Swales

1999-2007

Sister  Cathy McVitie

Fr Paul McCourt

2008 - 2013

Sister  Cathy McVitie

Fr Shaun O’Neill

2014 - 2020

 

Fr Arockia Mariadass Pagyasamy

2020 - present

Fr John Juliet Ulaganathan

 

Also helping our priests with the pastoral care of the Parishioners over the years havebeen:

Sister Kathleen, a Sister of the Daughters of Charity (from 1987 -1999), and

Sister Cathy (from 2001-2009), a Sister of Marie Reparatrice.

Over the years we have had help, pastoral care and encouragement from many other Priests, some are mentioned here: Fr J Galletly, Fr H Slevin, Fr H Alexander, Fr J McDonald, Fr A Tomaney, Fr N McDermott, Fr E Featherston, Fr S O’Kane, Fr P Douthwaite, Fr G Williams, Fr Cornforth, Fr Burke, Fr O’Connor, Fr Doyle, Fr Murphy, Fr Elliott, Fr Dixon, Fr Keane, Fr Anthony, Fr Conway and Fr Saji Lukose Thottahil.