Parish Priest

The pastor (parochus) is the proper pastor (pastor) of the parish entrusted to him, exercising the pastoral care of the community committed to him under the authority of the diocesan bishop in whose ministry of Christ he has been called to share, so that for that same community he carries out the functions of teaching, sanctifying, and governing, also with the cooperation of other presbyters or deacons and with the assistance of lay members of the Christian faithful, according to the norm of law. (Canon 519)

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Rev. Mgr. Canon Tom McGovern

Father Tom was ordained on the 7th of June 1970 in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Ireland. He came to Melton in September 2019 and was previously the Parish Priest of St Bernadette's in Scunthorpe.

During the sede vacante between Bishop Malcolm being installed as Archbishop of Liverpool, and the appointment of Bishop Patrick, he served as the Diocesan Administrator.

On Sunday 7th June 2020, Father Tom celebrated his Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years since his ordination to the priesthood.

Father's contact details can be found here