Father Francis Murphy

Acting Dean
frfrancis@stgeorges.org.uk

Fr Francis was born and raised in Dulwich and trained for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome; he was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Peter Smith in July 2018. His first appointment was as Assistant Priest at St John the Baptist, Purley, and he took up office as Sub-Dean of St George’s Cathedral in September 2021. Following the untimely passing of Canon Richard Hearn, Fr Francis was appointed by Archbishop John Wilson as Acting Dean until such time as a new appointment is made.

Father Dermott O'Gorman

Priest
frdermott@stgeorges.org.uk

Fr Dermott trained for the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary in Wonersh and was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop John in July 2020. Before this, he was a Civil Servant and worked for some time in this area when he attended daily Mass at the Cathedral. Fr Dermott’s responsibilities include supporting the First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion programme, coordinating the altar servers and is a school chaplain.

For enquiries regarding any of the areas for which Fr Dermott is responsible please email him directly.

Father David Howell

Also Resident
frdavid@stgeorges.org.uk

Fr David Howell grew up in south west London and attended the London Oratory School before reading Classics at Christ Church, Oxford. He trained for the priesthood at the Venerable English College in Rome and was ordained at St George’s Cathedral on 16th July 2016. He was assistant priest at Brixton Hill for two years then at Lewisham for three years and is now a priest in residence at St George’s.

Father Stephen Haines

Assisting Priest (Retired)

Father Stephen is semi-retired and usually assists at the cathedral at the weekends. With the permission of the Archbishop Fr Stephen is an elected member of the Court of Common Council of the Corporation of London. This is an unpaid non-political role and enables Fr Stephen to bring a Catholic perspective to the deliberations of the council. Fr Stephen has strong connections to the Philippines and spends time there every year where he ministers to the local Catholic Community.

Cathedral Staff:

Tricia Gilbride
Cathedral Manager - triciagilbride@stgeorges.org.uk

Haron Copeland
Site & Facilities Manager - facilities@stgeorges.org.uk

Jonathan Schranz
Director of Music - music@stgeorges.org.uk

Frederick Stocken
Organist & Assistant Director of Music

Marion Pritchard & Patrizia Callot
Cathedral Secretaries - admin@stgeorges.org.uk

The Archbishop

For information about the Archbishop of Southwark, The Most Reverend John Wilson, please visit the website of the Archdiocese of Southwark.