New Priest in Charge of St Simons

Fr Augustine “Hans” Puthiakulangara MST

With great joy I would like to announce Fr Hans being made the parochial administrator (priest in charge) of St Simons. Fr Hans comes from Kerala India and has been a Missionary society of St Thomas the Apostle, priest for 30 years. He will be priest in charge of our parish from the 22nd of August. Along with care of our parish he will be also responsible for looking after the faithful of the Syro-malabar rite in Ashford, and surrounding areas of Kent. We thank the Archbishop and vicar general of our Diocese Monsignor Mathew Dickens for all their support to find a priest for our parish and the Syro-malabar Eparchy Bishop of Great Britain Joseph Srampickal for being kind enough to give one of their priests to minister here. Please pray for Fr Hans as he makes his preparation to move to St Simon’s.

Father Neil

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