Welcome To The Parish of English Martyrs Danbury and
Holy Trinity South Woodham Ferrers
Visiting Priest Fr. Gervase Moo
From Ghana with love
Fr Gervase Moo has been taking care of the Catholic parish of Danbury and South Woodham Ferrers for several months now, while parish priest Fr James McShane is on sabbatical. The 44-year-old is a Spiritan Father from Ghana, who has been working in Guinea for the last five years.
As a result, he was more fluent in French than in English when he arrived in the UK.
“When I returned home from Guinea, I was looking for some non-African experience. Travelling and meeting people opens your mind.” So when a colleague in Scotland saw Fr James’ advert asking for someone to cover his sabbatical, Fr Gervase made contact. After his superiors gave him permission to delay his studies for six months, the matter was decided. The Diocese of Brentwood organised a visa and Fr Gervase arrived on 19 October.
(Since this article was written, Fr James has decided not to return from sabbatical and Bishop Alan Williams has asked Fr Gervase to stay on until September.)
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Anyone is welcome to visit our church, either to pray or just as a quiet place to sit and think. If you would like to contact us or join us for Mass you are warmly invited to do so
Our Parish Prayer
God Our Father, give us the grace to go about our tasks in a spirit of eagerness and charity. Grant that we may have the calmness of mind and steadiness of purpose, so that we may do your will in this short life, and obtain happiness in the world to come. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.