Parish History

The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady the Immaculate Conception,

Devizes, Wiltshire

The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady the Immaculate Conception,

Devizes, Wiltshire

Parish History

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2001

August - Mrs Rose Myers and Miss Patricia Kennedy each awarded the Benemerenti medal for services to the parish.

 

2002

April - St Joseph's convent was sold and the nuns moved to a new convent in Park View.

 

2003

April 23rd - Death of Fr Alexander Daley.

October - Mr Ian Saunders appointed Parish MC.

 

2004

August 1st - Fr Martin Griffin appointed Parish Priest.

August 3rd - Fr Philip Baptiste appointed curate.

 

2005

October - Fr Saji Mathew appointed curate.

Nov 7th - Fr Martin Griffin left.  Fr Philip Baptiste appointed Parish Priest.

 

2006

November 26th - St Francis de Sales's Church closed.

 

2009

September 1st - Fr Philip Baptiste left.  Fr Jean-Patrice Coulon appointed Parish Priest.

 

2010

Spring - Fr Saji Mathew left.

 

2011

September 10th - Parish Pilgrimage to Petersfield.

September 25th - The Bishop of Clifton, The Right Reverend Declan Lang, visited for 150th anniversary celebrations.  Mr Christopher Henley awarded the Gold Medal of the Guild of St Stephen for Altar Servers in recognition of over fifty years’ membership of the guild.

November 4th - 150th Anniversary Mass in St Mary's Anglican Church, Devizes.

 

2013

May 15th - Mr Christopher Henley apppointed Parish Archivist.

August - Fr Jean-Patrice Coulon moved to Holy Ghost Parish, Yeovil.

September 13th - Fr Philip Baptiste appointed Parish Priest for the second time.

 

2014

December 8th - Deacon David Wakefield celebrated his Silver Jubilee.  The Bishop of Clifton, The Right Reverend Declan Lang and Emeritus Bishop Crispian Hollis concelebrated Mass with Fr Philip Baptiste and six other priests of the deanery.

 

2015

July 5th - Fr Jose Maliekal appointed Parish Priest.

 

2017

January 15th - Fr Benny Jacob appointed Parish Priest.

January 17th - Fr Jose Maliekal moved to Holy Ghost Parish, Yeovil.

 

2018

February - Fr Benny Jacob left.

June - Fr Paul Gonsalves appointed Parish Priest.

August - Mr Christopher Henley appointed Parish Safeguarding Representative.

 

2019

August - Mrs Jane Newell appointed Parish Safeguarding Representative.

 

2020

March 20th - All churches closed because of the coronavirus situation.

April 12th - Fr Paul Gonsalves began streaming the 1030 Sunday Mass on YouTube.

August 18th - Death of Fr Martin Griffin.

Parish Timeline - 21st Century

Parish Timeline - 21st Century

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