Priests of the Parish

The parish has been blessed to have been served by some of the most dedicated of Priests, who have given generously of themselves for the benefit of the parish and its people.

Provided below is a listing of the former Priests and Curates at Mowbreck Hall, The Willows, and The Holy Cross:

Priests at Mowbreck Hall
Rev. John Beesley 1639
Rev. Hughson (or Whaley) 1669
Rev. James Gaunt 1716 – 1734
Rev. Simon G Borderley 1734 – 1745
Rev. John Davidson (or Debord) 1745 – 1752
Rev. William Gaunt 1752 – 1759
Rev. John Jones 1760 – 1775
Rev. Robert Bannister 1775 – 1803
Rev. William Irving 1803 – 1809

Priests at The Willows
Rev. William Irving 1809 – 1813
Rev. Thomas Sherburne 1813 – 1854
Rev James Swarbrick 1855 – 1857
Rev. Frederick Hines 1857 – 1895
V. Rev. Monsignor Francis Gillow 1895 – 1927
V. Rev. Canon James Lowry 1927 – 1933
Rev. Wilfrid Alcock 1933 – 1942
V. Rev. Canon Herbert Parker 1942 – 1950
Rt. Rev. Monsignor Thomas Eaton 1950 – 1963
Rt. Rev. Monsignor Shaun Monaghan 1963 – 1988
Rev. Dunstan Cooper 1988 – 2004
Rev. G Paul Johnstone 2004 – 2011
Rev. Emmanuel Gribben 2011 – 2013

Curates at The Willows
Rev. Charles Teeby 1850 – 1854
Rev. Frederick Hines 1854 – 1857
Rev. William Ball 1857 – 1861
Rev. DJ Mulkerns 1861 – 1862
Rev. Richard Doyle 1862 – 1867
Rev. John O’Meara 1867 – 1870
Rev. Rodger Taylor 1870 – 1874
Rev. James Dawber 1874 – 1876
Rev. Andrew O’Riordan 1877 – 1880
Rev. Michael J McCarthy 1880 – 1887
Rev. Edmund Kearney 1887 – 1895
Rev. F McGarvy 1928 – 1934
Rev. L Wilkinson 1934 – 1936
Rev. T Marsden 1936 – 1940
Rev. D O’Neill 1940 – 1949
Rev. W Boulton 1949 – 1955
Rev. F Cookson 1955 – 1961
Rev. J Kendall 1961 – 1968
Rev. MJ Diskin 1968 – 1978
Rev. John Hawkins 1978 – 1985
Rev. Noel Pate 1985

Priests at The Holy Cross
Rev. Emmanuel Gribben 2011 – 2013
Rev. Andrew Broster 2013 – present