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New Staff Appointments

The Rector, Fr Brian, is delighted to announce that the bishops have appointed three experienced priests to the resident formation staff of St John’s Seminary for September 2017. Mgr Gerry Ewing (Vice-Rector). Mgr Ewing is a priest of the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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Fr Brian Coyle Appointed as Rector

Most Rev Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, has announced the appointment of Fr Brian Coyle as Rector of St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, in succession to Mgr Jeremy Garratt. St John’s Seminary was established in 1891 as the diocesan Seminary for … Continue reading

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A Sure Compass: A Symposium for the Year of Faith

The seminary year began with a very successful Symposium for the Year of Faith. The Seminary community gathered with some 50 visitors to reflect on some of the documents of the Second Vatican Council. The first of these papers are … Continue reading

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Advent 2012

The Advent Season began with what has now become our customary Advent Service. The seasonally decorated chapel was full as over 100 visitors joined the Seminary Comunity to celebrate Evening Prayer for the First Sunday of Advent. The schola were in … Continue reading

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Visit from Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant Workers

The Seminary were very pleased to welcome today Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil and Fr Bruni Ciceri from the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant Workers, and Mr Martin Foley, National Director of the Apostleship of the Sea. They joined the community … Continue reading

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In Hope of Harvest

Fr Seán Finegan’s very readable family history has now been published. It tells the story of the Seminary from 1889 to more or less the present day. Copies are available from the Seminary at £15 plus £3 p&p. (Please make … Continue reading

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Bishop John Sherrington

We were pleased to hear that the Holy Father has appointed Fr John Sherrington as Auxilliary Bishop of Westminster. Bishop-elect John lectured in moral theology at St John’s Seminary from 1998 – 2004 and also served as Director of Studies. … Continue reading

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