Parish Staff

Father Matthew Jakes

Thank-you to everyone who has made me feel welcome so far in your beautiful city, which I am just beginning to discover.  I am very pleased to be here.  I found out just after Easter that I would be moving, although the Bishop didn’t tell me where at that stage.  When I found out where I was coming I was pleasantly surprised. 

 Let me give you a little bit of my personal history.  I was born in Warsop near to Mansfield in 1971.  After I left university I trained and worked as a solicitor, but felt called to the priesthood.  At the age of 26 I went to study at Oscott College for the priesthood.  After ordination I served at the following parishes, West Bridgeford (2 years), St Philip’s Mansfield (3 years), Burton-on-Trent (7 years), and finally before here Our Lady & St Edward’s Nottingham (3 years). 

Please pray for me as I begin to serve you as your new parish priest.  I know that you will be missing Fr John as he is such a good priest.  We were ordained together at St Philip Neri Mansfield 14 years ago, so I have known him a long time, and we are good friends.  I cannot exactly replace him, but I look forward to serving as your parish priest for many years to come.  (May 2017).


Deacon Peter Brogan

Ordained in October 1993, Deacon Peter is married to Mary and has four children, Bernadette, Stephen, Timothy and Sarah. Peter is Chaplain at St Peter  & St Paul's High School.


Deacon Kevin Pearson

Deacon Kevin was ordained in March 2010 at Nottingham Cathedral.  He is married to Gill and has two children.  Chris is still living at home and Samantha who is living in Scotland with her husband and five children. 


Parish Secretary: Mrs Susan Weaver

Has worked as the parish secretary since 1998. Susan is married to Paul, and they have two children, Jason and Joshua.