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St Patricks Church History

        Emily Louise Coleman

        was our benefactress.
        Her portrait hangs opposite the Lady Chapel above the choir seats.

        1914. Canon James Daley

       Became Parish Priest of Havant.

       During his ministry he opened the Church.

        The main aisle of the present building was the original church and
        the presentLady Chapel Altar was the original High Altar.

        1925. Fr James McGuckin

        was appointed first Parish Priest, when
        Hayling separated from Havant.

        1960. Fr McGuckin

        retired and was replaced by Fr.Edward Casey, who was
        responsible for building the transepts, circa 1961 - 1964.

        1970. Fr. Peter Stoyle

        arrived on temporary posting and was appointed
        Parish Priest in May 1971.


        Parish House opened.

        1979. Bishop Emery

        blessed the Cemetary and Church Hall.

        1984. Bishop Emery

        Consecrated the Church.

        1994. Fr. Richard Hind

        was appointed Parish Priest on the
        retirement of Fr. Peter Stoyle.

        1996. Fr. David Freeman

        was appointed Parish Priest on the
        posting of Fr. Richard Hind

        2005. to 2009 Fr. Andrew Chandler

        was appointed Parish Priest on the
        retirement of Fr. David Freeman.

        Fr.John-Paul Sanderson OCSO

       Fr.Rajesh Abraham
       Appointed Priest In Charge in 2013.
       Appointed Parish Priest 1st July 2014

       Bishop Philip Egan's Pasteral Visitation

       8th. and 9th. of November 2014




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