The Bishop has announced his ‘Autumn Manoeuvres’ this week.
Two priests from the Ordinariate, Fr Michael Hallsall (Upminster) and Fr Lee Bennett (Stansted) are moving to apostolates elsewhere in the country and the Norbertine community in Chelmsford are moving to Peckham leading to the following moves: Fr Matthew Bemand-Queshi, Newbury Park to Upminster; Fr Tibor Borovsky, Parsons Green (Westminster) to Waltham Abbey; Fr Martin Hardy, Grays to Our Lady Immaculate, Holy Name Chelmsford and St Augustine’s, Springfield; Fr Liam Hayes, continuing with responsibilities at the Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge, to Stansted; Fr Jean-Laurent Marie, following a period of convalescence, to Holy Family, Dagenham assisted by members of The Community of Grace; Fr Stephen Myers, Dagenham to Grays; Fr David Pearce, St Basil’s, Basildon to Newbury Park; Fr Celestine Onwuekwe, Waltham Abbey to Great Bardfield.
There will no longer be a resident priest at Springfield. Assistant Priests: Fr Jigo George, Springfield to Our Lady of Grace, Chingford; Fr Oliver Tham OFM, Malaysia to Chelmsford; Fr Damian Wade, newly ordained, to Chelmsford. In addition, Frs Michael Barwick and Paschal Uche will assist with the work of the Diocesan Youth Service for one day a week.