Friday 26th May 2017
We are pleased to welcome Fr John Kyne as our new parish priest.
Fr John will be resident at the house alongside St Philip Neri church in Mansfield, where he will also be priest of that parish.
Fr John was ordained priest for the Diocese of Nottingham in June 2003. Prior to his studies at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome, he had worked as a Regional Organiser for the GMB Union, based in Peterborough. In the past, he has also served as a District Councillor in his home town of Mansfield.
Following ordination, Fr John served for one year in the Cathedral Parish of St Barnabas, Nottingham. He was then appointed Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Angels, East Leake & St Margaret Clitherow, Keyworth. Between 2003 and 2008, he served as chaplain to Nottingham Trent University.
Fr John took up his appointment at St Hugh’s in February 2008. As Parish Priest of St Hugh’s, he has also been appointed the Catholic Chaplain to Lincoln County Hospital. Within the diocese, Fr John is the Bishop’s Healthcare advisor, and Co-ordinator of school chaplains. He chairs the governing body of St Hugh’s Primary School, and is a member of the governing body of Saints Peter and Paul High School.
Fr. John Kyne will be moving into St. Philip Neri’s Church, Mansfield as your new parish priest, taking on the pastoral care of our three church communities. Fr. Raphael Imoni will continue to assist as priest remaining in St. Philip’s. Therefore, there will no longer be a resident priest in the bungalow at St. Joseph’s, Shirebrook. During the coming weeks, Fr. John will be in touch with parishioners to explain further.
Meanwhile, he says: “I’m a Mansfield boy coming home! My Dad worked at Shirebrook Colliery for many years. I’m looking forward to meeting everybody.”
This weekend 20th / 21st May 2017, we say farewell to Fr Jonathan Cotton who has been our parish priest since September 2008.
Fr Jonathan has been an inspiration to many of the parishioners here and has be instrumental in leading the parish increasing their prayer life in many ways.
He has established Evangelisation Cell Groups and helped everyone who he has come into contact with. He will be greatly missed.