Previous Parish Priests

History of Parish Priests

Fr. Francis Tully Ryan (Parish Priest – Guildford)  --  (Deceased 8.3.1993)
1950 – Maida Vale, served from Guildford
Mass in Packing Shed on Smith Family Property
Named “Chapel of St Francis of Assisi
First Mass 18 June 1950. (Monthly, then in 1951 (fortnightly, then weekly).

Fr. Thomas Francis Ahern (Parish Priest – Belmont)  --  (Deceased 15.5.1956)
1952-53 Maida Vale, served from Belmont.

Fr. Pietro Abramo OMI (Parish Priest – Carilla)  --  (Deceased 24.9.1984)
June 1954 – 1956 Maida Vale, served from Carilla.

MAIDA VALE BECAME A PARISH IN 1956 with the appointment of Fr Dario Brunetti on 23 October 1956 and a Chapel built on the current property and officially opened on 11 August 1957.


Fr Dario Brunetti (Parish Priest) 23.10.1956 – 1.10.1967 (Deceased 12.1.2006)


Fr Sean Bredin OSCam (Parish Priest) Oct 1967 – July 1974 (Deceased 14.8.2010)


Fr Patrick Burns OSCam (Assistant Priest) 1971 – 1973


Fr David Egan OSCam (Parish Priest) July 1974 - 1975


Fr Brendan Conway OSCam (Parish Priest) April 1975 - June 1985 (Deceased 22.8.2009)


Fr Patrick Turner (Parish Priest) June 1985 – Dec 1994 (Deceased 11.3.2011)


Fr Patrick Russell (Parish Priest) June 1985 – Dec 1994 (Deceased 13.10.1998)


Fr Simon Carson (Parish Priest) 7.1.1999 – 18.5.2000 (Deceased 29.10.2009)


Fr Patrick Geo (Supply Priest) January 2000 – February 2000


Fr Patrick Lim (Supply Priest) 1.3.2000 – 24.5.2000


Fr Stephen Durkin (Parish Priest) 16.6.2000 – 13.7.2010 (Deceased 13.7.2010)


Fr Elver Delicano (Parish Priest) 15.8.2010 – 27.01.2015


Fr Francis Ly (Parish Priest) 28.01.2015 - 06-01-2019 (Assistant Parish Priest: 3.10.86 - 19.10.87)