THE WEYMOUTH MISSION

Priests and Religious who have served at St Joseph's Church

and subsequently Our Lady, Star of the Sea Parish

  Parish Priest Assistant Priest Deacon(s) Events of Note
1933       Foundation stone for St Joseph's laid, Wednesday 3rd May 1933
1934 Jules Canon Ketele E Carey DD   St Joseph's Church consecrated Wednesday 18th April 1934
1939 Jules Canon Ketele J Ryan Michael McSweeny    
1939 Jules Canon Ketele Michael McSweeny   Death of Pope Pius XI Start of Second World War
1940 Jules Canon Ketele Daniel O'Regan    
1941 Jules Canon Ketele Michael McSweeney    
1943 Jules Canon Ketele Michael McSweeney Maurice O'Donaghue    
1948 Jules Canon Ketele Terence McCaffrey    
1949 Jules Canon Ketele Terence McCaffrey   Shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes dedicated
1951 Jeremiah Mary Canon Ryan Terence McCaffrey   St Joseph's Parish Hall opened
1953 Jeremiah Mary Canon Ryan Joseph Lyons    
1956 Jeremiah Mary Canon Ryan Bernard Jaffa    
1958 Jeremiah Mary Canon Ryan Bernard Jaffa   Pope Pius XII dies. Cardinal Roncalli succeeds him as Pope John XXIII
1962 Jeremiah Mary Canon Ryan George Gerry    
1963 Jeremiah Mary Canon Ryan George Gerry   Pope John XXIII dies. Cardinal Montini succeeds him as Pope Paul VI
1966 Jeremiah Mary Canon Ryan Michael Cole    
1967 James M Twohig Michael Cole    
1971 James M Twohig Terence Dolan    
1978 James M Twohig Terence Dolan   Pope Paul VI dies. His successor, John Paul I reigns for just 1 month. Cardinal Wojtyla elected as John Paul II
1979 Joseph Phelan Terence Dolan   Death of Canon Twohig in Weymouth Canon Twohig succeeded by Fr Joseph Phelan
1981 Joseph Phelan Terence Dolan    
1997 Brian Kenwrick      
1998 John Webb      
1999 John Webb   Wilfrid Westlake Wilfrid Westlake ordained to the permanent Deaconate
2000 John Webb Kieran Kirby Wilfrid Westlake Death of Fr Joseph Phelan Geoffrey Carey Ordained to the Permanent Deaconate.
2002 John Watkins Kieran Kirby Wilfrid Westlake  
2003 Kieran Kirby   Wilfrid Westlake  
2004 Kieran Kirby   Wilfrid Westlake August: Sudden death of Fr Patrick Mulvaney. Requiem mass at Holy Trinity Dorchester. November: The Holy Family Chapel of Ease is closed after 50 years. The last Mass held on 21st November
2004 Kieran Kirby   Wilfrid Westlake April: Death of Canon Michael Walsh Death of Pope John Paul II Election of Pope Benedict XVI
2005 Kieran Kirby   Wilfrid Westlake St Charles' Church closed on the death of Canon Walsh
2007 Stephen Geddes   Wilfrid Westlake