HISTORY

Bridport Clergy

1846                       Fr John Ryan originated the chapel at Bridport (the foundation stone was laid on 8th September 1845)

1846 – 1950           Fr John Ryan from Chideock

1848 – 1849           Fr Edward Kenny from Prior Park

1850                       Served from Chideock

1851 – 1852           Fr Edward Eustace Gosford or Fr J.J. Gallagher (Chideock)

1852 – 1853           Fr Joseph Padbury (of Spettisbury)

1853 – 1854           Fr Simon d’Augles (Spettisbury)

1854 – 1857           Fr Patrick Cass

1857 – 1859           Served from Chideock by Fr JB Caldwell OSB

1859 – 1860           Served from Chideock by Fr Charles Wilfrid Price OSB

1863 – 1864           Fr John Dawson (from Rhymney, Menevia Diocese)

1864                       Fr Thomas W Fenn (of Chideock)

1864 – 1898           Fr Remigius Debbaudt

1898 – 1901           Fr Edward J Barry

1901 – 1909           Vacant – Supplied by Fr Thomas Skuse (Lulworth)

1909                       Supplied by the Canons Regular

1910 – 1911           Fr Thomas Barney of St Scholastica’s Abbey

1911 – 1913           Fr John Francis Moulinet

1913 – 1917           Fr Francis (Frank) Daniels

1917 – 1925           Fr Denis O’Connor

1925 – 1932           Fr Charles Scanlan

1932 – 1970           Fr Bernard J Tracy

1970 – 2001           Fr Patrick O’Leary

2001 – 2009           Fr Jonathan Shaddock

2009 – 2010           Fr Paul McGeehan

2010 – now            Fr Richard Meyer