Parish Priest

Canon John F. Gordon (Father John)

I came to St. Chad's Parish in 2006 soon after being appointed as a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter. Previously I had been a Parish Priest in Birkenhead at St. Peter's (1986 - 1996) and Our Lady's (1996 - 2006). Before becoming a Parish Priest I was a Curate in three parishes: St. Alban's, Wallasey, St. Anthony's, Wythenshawe and St. Joseph's, Wallasey.

Since my ordination on 7th July 1973 I have also been a member of the Diocesan Tribunal which primarily deals with the annulment of broken marriages. In May 1982 I was appointed Judicial Vicar or head of the Tribunal and for almost four years this was my only work. In 1986 Bishop Gray asked me to resume parish work while continuing on the Tribunal.

I was born in Middlewich but was brought up in Northwich. I was educated at Cotton College - a junior seminary in Staffordshire - before going on to the major seminary, Oscott College in Birmingham.

Fr. John



Previous Parish Priests

Father Peter Lancelot Pears                       1928 - 1938

Father (later Canon) Joseph Howe             1938 - 1952

Father Bernard Houghton                            1952 - 1981

Father (later Canon) Peter Morgan              1981 - 1984

Father Jim Robinson                                    1984 - 1988

Father Frank Rice                                         1988 - 1997

Father Danny Canning                                  1997 - 2006







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Address: St. Chad's Presbytery, Stockport Road, Cheadle, SK8 2AF

Tel: 0161 428 2480

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