East Anglia clergy moves and autumn appointments

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East Anglia clergy moves and autumn appointments

The following clergy moves and appointments have been announced across the Diocese of East Anglia by Bishop Alan Hopes, to be taken up in the autumn.

Parish Priests

Fr Antony Arockiam to St Thomas of Canterbury, Brandon and St John, Mildenhall.

Fr Jude Belnas to St Mary, Ipswich with Holy Family Kesgrave; also with canonical jurisdiction of St James, Ipswich.

Canon Pat Cleary to St Mary, Thetford.

Fr Michael Brookes to St Edmund, Bungay with St Thomas More, Harleston.

Fr Dennis Gallagher, becomes Parish Priest at Our Lady & St Thomas of Canterbury, Wymondham.

Fr Luke Goymour to St Mark Ipswich with Holy Family, Brantham; also with Canonical jurisdiction of St Mary Magdalene, Ipswich.

Fr Padraig Hawkins to Our Lady Star of the Sea, Lowestoft, with St Nicholas, Pakefield.

Fr Peter Raj to Sacred Heart, North Walsham with St John of the Cross, Aylsham and St Helen, Hoveton.

Fr Joseph Welch to St Pancras, Ipswich.

Priest Administrator

Fr Peter Wygnanski to Our Lady & St Joseph, Sheringham, with Our Lady of Refuge, Cromer.

Assistant Priest

Fr Paul Chanh becomes Assistant Priest to Fr Luke Goymour with pastoral care for St Mary Magdalen, Ipswich.

“I am very grateful to all the priests who have so generously agreed to take up new appointments in the autumn. Please keep them in your prayers,” said Bishop Alan.


Fr James Fyfe, Canon Peter Leeming and Fr James Walsh.

“I want to express my gratitude for the many years of service these priests have given to the Diocese as well as the parishes that they have served in,” said Bishop Alan. “We wish them many years of happy and fulfilling retirement.