The Parish Mission Statement
“We the Christians of Saint Edmund’s, Calne, as a worshipping, teaching and serving community, pledge ourselves, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to further the mission of Jesus Christ and his church in this corner of his vineyard, by working for the reconciliation of human beings with God and with each other.”
Saint Edmund’s Parish is within the Diocese of Clifton.
Parish Priest and past Parish Priests
Father Vincent Curtis is the present Parish Priest.
Previous Parish Priests at Saint Edmund’s:
Father Patrick McGoven. RIP 1992 1947 – 1951
Father Patrick Ryan. RIP 1989 1951 – 1953
Father Daniel O’ Callaghan. RIP 2002 1953 – 1958
Father Guy Gibbins. RIP 2000 1958 – August 1979
Father Anthony Meehan. RIP 1993 October 1979 – June 1983
Father John Blacker. September 1983 – December 1987
Father Leo Porter. RIP 2004 December 1987 – September 1994
Canon Richard Dwyer. September 1994 – September 1997
Father Michael Robertson. September 1997 – September 2006
Father David Mills. September 2006 – September 2012
Father Michael Walsh. RIP 2015 September 2012 – September 2015
Patrick (Paddy) Auger was a parishioner of Saint Edmund’s in the 1980s, living in Calne and working as an accountant.
He studied at The Pontifical Beda College in Rome and was ordained a deacon at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome on 7th June 1991, prior to being ordained as a priest here at Saint Edmund’s on 26th June 1992 by Bishop Mervyn Alexander.
After a period of illness Father Patrick Auger, as Parish Priest of the church of The English Martyrs, Chard, Somerset, died on 31st October 2013.
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