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 of Southwark and is currently parish priest of Holy Ghost, Balham. He was for many years Director of Ongoing Formation of Priests in Southwark, as well as Secretary and Treasurer of the National Directors of Ongoing Formation.

Fr Kevin Dring (Director of Human Formation). Fr Kevin is a priest of Arundel & Brighton Diocese. He is currently parish priest of The Sacred Heart, Hove, and Dean of Brighton & Hove.  Fr Kevin comes to St John’s with a wealth of pastoral experience, both in Arundel & Brighton and in Peru.  Previous posts have also included:  Vocations Director in Arundel & Brighton and National Vocations Director at the Bishops’ Conference.  Fr Kevin is no stranger to Wonersh having previously taught moral theology at St John’s as a visiting member of staff.

Canon Luke Smith (Director of Spirituality). Canon Luke is priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark and is currently parish priest of Maidstone. Both Canon Luke and Mgr Ewing are alumni of St John’s. Canon Luke succeeds Fr Gerard Bradley, who leaves St John’s to take up a parish appointment in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

They join Canon Brian Coyle (Rector, Southwark), Fr Stephen Dingley (Director of Studies, A&B), Fr Teyrnon Williams (Pastoral Director, Menevia), Fr Michael Fountaine (Professor of Liturgy, Clifton).

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