Canon John was born in 1960 in Sneyd Green, Stoke on Trent. He trained for the priesthood at Osterley and Oscott College and was ordained priest in 1989. He then spent eighteen months as a curate at Redditch followed by three and a half years at the Cathedral in Birmingham. He then spent five years as Parish priest of Ashmore Park, Wolverhampton where he was part time Chaplain to Featherstone Prison.
This was followed by five years as a full time chaplain to 3 prisons, housing some 1500 inmates at Blakenhurst, Brockill and Hewell Grange – all in Worcestershire.
He was appointed Parish priest of St Gregory’s Longton in spring 2004 moving into the presbytery on 19 March, the Feast of St Joseph.
Former Parish Clergy
We are blessed to have been served my a number of faithful parish priests throughout the history of our parish. For more information about these, please visit the Former Parish Clergy page using the link below.