The Parish






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

Father Patrick Auger. RIP.

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.

Parish contacts


Saint Edmund's Catholic Church
65 Oxford Road
SN11 8AQ

01249 813131


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