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Parish History Section

A LIST OF PRIESTS WHO HAVE SERVED IN PENZANCE

Parish Priests

1837 William Ivers

1840 William Young

1843 The Oblate Fathers.

William Daly

Maurice Power

John Naughton

Mexandre Treadeau

Edward Bradshaw

Patrick Hickey

Peter Dutertre

1852 Richard Mansfield

(from Camborne)

1853 Edward Kenny

1853 William Laffan

1858 James Carey

1858 Arthur McEvoy

Curates

 

 

1858 John Rutherford Joseph Randle Hurley 1888

Shortland

1889 Thomas Courtenay

1894 Bernard Wade

1935 Bernard Palmer

1935 George Cantell

1946 Kenneth Meiklem Michael Hanley 1950

Peter Symons 1953

1955 Francis Balment Pearse Bolster 1956

Eamon McGivern 1959

Seamus Flynn 1962

1963 Samuel Hackett Christopher Smith 1967

Adrian Toffolo 1969

1970 Joseph Phelan Patrick Chrystal 1972

Mathew McGauran 1974

1979 John O'Byrne

1989 Brian Reeves - 1995

Approximately one year without a priest in residence
and served by many visiting priests until April 1996.

1996 - 2004 Cormac Breathnach

2004 - 2007 Patrick J. Kelly

September 2007 - 31st March 2008 Fr. Philip Dyson

On 1st April 2008, the former Parishes of 'Penzance with the Isles of Scilly', St. Ives and Hayle, united to form a new Parish "The Holy Family"
Fr. Philip Dyson is the current parish priest for the Holy Family Parish.
Penzance is the parish Church

SOME BOOKS CONSULTED FOR THIS HISTORY

Butler, T. Saint Nicholas of Myra Church, Kinsealy.

Denny, Vincent O.M.I. Reaching Out.

Graham, Bishop Charles. A History of the Plymouth Diocese.

John, Catherine Rachel. The Saints of Cornwall.

Pool, P.A.S. The History of the Town and Borough of Penzance.

Rees, Edgar. Old Penzance.

Ronan, Myles V. An Apostle of Catholic  Dublin.

Whitehead, Ambrose C.R.L. 100 Years in Cornwall.

Penzance Parish Records

Plymouth Diocesan Archives.

Plymouth Diocesan Record - 1922 to 1939.

Plymouth Diocesan Year Book - 1957 to 1993.

created 29th October 2004 - last  revised 3rd March, 2010 v1.02 -