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Rev Fr Addison Okpeh,MSP
Parish Priest. 

Fr Addison started his training for the priesthood in 1985 at the Spiritual Formation House of the Missionary Seminary of St Paul, Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria.  After 2 years of spiritual formation, he moved to the Abuja Campus of the Seminary for his Philosophy and Theology.  He was ordained priest for the Missionary Society of St Paul of Nigeria in 1994.  He worked in the Archdiocese of Abuja, and the Archdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria before he was posted to the Archdiocese of Southwark in 2000.  He worked for 15 years (in St George's Cathedral, St Gertrude, Bermondsey and St Thomas the Apostle, Nunhead) before his transfer to the Diocese of Kilmore, Republic of Ireland for 7 years.  He was posted back to the Archdiocese of Southwark in 2023.  Apart from his Philosophy and Theology studies, Fr Addison has a Certificate in Pastoral Counselling, a Postgraduate Diploma (PGdip) in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and  a Master Degree  (MA) in Psychoanalytic  Studies.

Deacon Fidelis Chukwu

Deacon Fidelis has been a Deacon for over 20 years and was the first Nigerian born Deacon to be ordained in the UK. Born and brought up in Nigeria, Fidelis came to the UK as a young man; he was a successful civil servant in local government and worked for HM Prison service as a Chaplain until his retirement from the Prison Service. As a long-standing parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St Joseph parish, he still lives in the parish with his wife and family. 

fidelischukwu@rcaos.org.uk

Deacon Michael Kennedy

Deacon Michael grew up in the parish of Sacred Heart, attending the parish school and gaining a place at the Salesian College, then a highly respected grammar school. For many years he worked as an active volunteer in the parish looking after and training a group of altar servers that are still the envy of the Archdiocese. He has a natural flair for working with the young and is especially effective as a primary school Chaplain. In his day job, Michael is the Administrator of the Chancery of the Archdiocese of Southwark. He was ordained to the permanent Deaconate over ten years ago.

mkennedy@rcaos.org.uk

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