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A MESSAGE FROM FR MATTHEW

posted 26 May 2017, 06:38 by Susan Weaver

 Thank-you to everyone who has made me feel welcome so far in your beautiful city, which I am just beginning to discover.  I am very pleased to be here.  I found out just after Easter that I would be moving, although the Bishop didn’t tell me where at that stage.  When I found out where I was coming I was pleasantly surprised. 

 Let me give you a little bit of my personal history.  I was born in Warsop near to Mansfield in 1971.  After I left university I trained and worked as a solicitor, but felt called to the priesthood.  At the age of 26 I went to study at Oscott College for the priesthood.  After ordination I served at the following parishes, West Bridgeford (2 years), St Philip’s Mansfield (3 years), Burton-on-Trent (7 years), and finally before here Our Lady & St Edward’s Nottingham (3 years). 

Please pray for me as I begin to serve you as your new parish priest.  I know that you will be missing Fr John as he is such a good priest.  We were ordained together at St Philip Neri Mansfield 14 years ago, so I have known him a long time, and we are good friends.  I cannot exactly replace him, but I look forward to serving as your parish priest for many years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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