Post date: Apr 28, 2017 12:57:16 PM

FR JOHN: As you are all probably aware Bishop Patrick has asked Fr John to become the parish priest of St Philip Neri, Mansfield, alongside becoming parish priest of the parishes of St Joseph’s in Shirebrook, St Bernadette’s in Bolsover, and the community of Market Warsop. It is a huge responsibly, and he will be assisted by Fr Raphel Imoni. Fr John will be leaving St Hugh’s during the week beginning 22nd May; his final Sunday Mass here will be on the 21st May. We will be having a ‘farewell’ Mass for Fr John sometime in June, which he has kindly agreed to return for. The date has yet to be arranged so please keep an eye on future Newsletters for details.

Our new parish priest will be Fr Matthew Jakes who is currently the parish priest of Our Lady & St Edward, Nottingham. Whilst we are all sad to hear that Fr John is leaving us, after over 9 happy years as parish priest of St Hugh’s, it is our job now to make Fr Matthew feel welcome in his new home when he takes up his ministry at St Hugh’s at the end of May.