A Few Photos of St John's

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 With thanks to Lawrence Gregory for supplying many of these photos

 

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Saint John's Church and Clergy

                         PP FR william Wookey                        

Parish Priest Fr William Wookey

April 1897 - Aug 1901

 

 Fr William Shine0003

Parish Priest Fr William Shine Nov 1902 Nov1913

 

PP John Connors

Parish Priest Fr John Connors Nov 1913 - May 1922

 FR Edward byrne

Assistant Priest Fr Edward Byrne Dec 1919 - May 1927

 

Fr Goderic Kean

Parish Priest Fr Godric Kean Knight

Commander of the Holy Sepulchre

May 1922 - Feb 1923 Bishop of Cyprus

 

FR Henry Atkinson

Parish Priest Fr Henry Atkinson May 1923 - June 1928

 

fr John OMahoney

Assistant Priest Fr John O'Mahoney May 1927 - Jan 1936 

Died 21/03/1979 RIP

 Fr John McDonnell

Assistant Priest Fr C John McDonnell May 1939 - Jan 1942

Died 3/3/1984 RIP

 

 

Fr Maurice Evans

Assistant Priest Fr Maurice Evans Jan 1942 - Nov 1945 on loan from Diocese of Los Angeles

Fr John Connolly

Assistant Priest Fr John Connolly Nov 1945 - Oct 1955

Died 8th Jan 1985 RIP

Fr Francis S Cummins

Assistant Priest Fr Francis S Cummins

Oct 1955 - March 1957

Died 25 May 1980 RIP

Fr Frederick Watson

Assistant Priest Fr Frederick Watson March 1957 - Feb 1961

 

fr Thomas F Keegan

Assistant Priest Fr Thomas F Keegan Nov 1958 - Feb 1962

Died 5/12/1965 RIP

 

fr john p molloy

Parish Priest Fr John P Molloy Feb 1961 - April 1979

 

Fr Leon Morris

Assistant Priest Fr Leon Morris Feb 1962 - August 1962

Died 10/07/1994 RIP

 

Fr Brian Seale

Assistant Priest Fr Brian Seale August 1962 - September 1978

 

Fr Peter Kirkland

Assistant Priest Fr Peter Kirkland Sept 1978 - April 1981

 

Fr Keane

 Parish Priest Fr Patrick Keane 1979 - 1989

 

 

fr Peter Wilkinson

Assistant Priest Fr Peter Wilkinson March 1981 - April 1985

Monsignor July 1990

 

 

fr Heakin 1

Parish Priest Fr Leo Heakin 1989 - 1998

 

fr micheal 1

Parish Priest Fr Michael Waters 1998 - 2018

 

 

deacan J Anthony Clarke

Deacon J Anthony Clarke 1978 - 1983

 

Deacon Anthony Barry

Deacon Anthony Barry August 1988 - August 1989

Ordained 30th June 1990

 

Deacon Anthony Kay

Deacon Antony Kay 29th July - August 1990

ordained 29th June 1991

 

fr heakin

Left to right Andrew Stephenson alter server Fr Leo Heakin Parish Priest from Nov 1989 to April 1998  David Hill alter server

 

 

Fr Jack Mcquillian

Friend of the parish Fr Jack Mcquillan

 

Organist Bob Clegg

Bob Clegg Joined as chorister in May1935 untill 1937 became organist 1955 - 1956

 

Choirmaster Phillip E Doswell

Phillip E Doswell Choirmaster late1920 early 1930

Organist Nellie Bardsley

Nellie Bardsley Organist 1935 - 1954

Organist Derek Gill

Derek Gill Organist Dec 1956 - March 1963

 

Choirmaster and organist Terry Quinn 1965 to present day

inside church

Interior of St Johns church looking towards the choir from the altar photo taken nov 1989

 

organ resized

 Same view as photo above however taken August 2019

 

war mem

War Memorial to remember the fallen of the 1914 - 1918 war

baptism font

Baptismal Font moved to this position around 1985

 

stained glass window behind alter

Stained glass window behind the high altar

 

 

sacred heart altar

Sacred Heart Altar Photo taken Nov 1981 this altar was replaced by the present one  between 1982 - 1989

 

our ladys alter

Side view of Our Lady's grotto built between 1981 - 1989

high altar pre Vatican II

High Altar pre Vatican II

 

first holy communion

First Holy Communion 1951

 

high altar

High Altar installed April1990

 

inside church r

High Alter and congregation taken from choir loft in August 2019

 

 

fr micheal

Farther Michael and sister Goderick

 

Boys Brigade 960

Brenda Hustler writes, photograph was taken in the junior school yard of Saint Johns church.  Parish priest at the time was Fr Henry Atkinson from 1923 - 1927, and the curate was Fr Edward Byrne from 1919 - 1927, so the picture dates from 1923 - 1927. My late farther-law is on the photograph. Seated centre are Jack Nelson, Fr Atkinson,Fr Byrne and John Larkin. The two men in uniform are wearing medal ribbons which signify that they had probably served and survived WW1

(many thanks Brenda for taking the time and trouble to let us know the history of this picture) 

sisters of Mercy

 Sisters of Mercy 1932

front row from left to right first  Sister M Patrick third Sister M Francis

back row from left to right  third Sister Mary Brendan seventh Sister Mary Kevin ninth Sister Mary Benignus 

 can you name any more?

 

teachers

 

Staff of Saint John the Baptist Infant School taken around June 1967

R to L Mrs Sheila Delamere Miss Beryl Kennedy Sister Mary Benignus Head Teacher Mre Maureen Shackleton Mrs Winifred Conroy Mrs Katharine Bibby