Clergy

Fr. John Cross, Parish Priest.
Fr. Noel Breslin,  Assistant Priest.
Fr Christopher Greaney (retired); and Fr Laurence Crowe (retired).
Deacon – Rev. Mr David Palmer.

About Fr John
Fr. John Cross was born in Keynsham near Bristol. A year or so later his family moved to Harrow in Northwest London where he grew up and attended school.

Before training for the Priesthood, Fr. John worked for the Careers Service helping school leavers to find a job or vocational training. He also qualified as a teacher of English and History at the Secondary School level and taught at schools in London and the Midlands. He has an Honours Degree in English and History, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate.

Fr. John was inducted as Parish Priest of St. Peter Apostle Catholic Church in 2006. He trained for the Priesthood at the Pontificio Collegio Beda in Rome and was ordained in 1993. His first appointment was as assistant to Fr. Gwinnett in this same church from 1993 to 1996. He spent two further years in training as Assistant at St Dunstan’s in Kings Heath before being appointed Parish Priest with responsibility for the two parishes of St. Wulstan and St. Thomas of Canterbury in Stourport-on-Severn and The Holy Family Church in Bewdley, Worcestershire.