I joined the Parish Team in September 2016 and since March I have been acting Parish Priest while Abbot Martin was on sabbatical. I am now continuing in that role! I spent the previous two years teaching Religion part-time in St Benedict’s School. I have been assisting in the Sacristy since my arrival in the monastery and Monastic Master of Ceremonies since September 2012. So you would have seen me wandering around trying to look very officious during the Holy Week ceremonies, Christmas Midnight mass and all the other liturgical celebrations at the Abbey throughout the year!
I joined the monastic community in February 2010, taking vows in August 2011, making my Solemn Profession on 14th June 2014 and being ordained to the priesthood on 4th July 2015.
I have completed studies in Biblical Studies, Psychology of Religion, Group Facilitation, Counseling Skills and Conflict Resolution. I have worked with young adults with learning difficulties on the Autistic Spectrum, as a volunteer at Victim Support, as well as teaching English as a foreign language!
I try to keep fit by running regularly throughout the week.
Taking on the role as Parish Priest is a big challenge. But Ealing Abbey is blessed by having a very strong Parish Team and numerous active volunteers who enable so much catechesis, support and care to be given to so many people throughout the parish.
I’m looking forward to uncovering, enhancing and discovering even further the treasure of skills and talents as yet untapped, in order to bring about even further the Kingdom of God here on earth