Fr Brian is the Sub-Dean of Westminster Cathedral and Rector of the College of Chaplains. The role of the Sub-Dean is to support the work of the Dean in his day-to-day running of the Cathedral. In particular, he looks after the domestic arrangements of Clergy House and the duty rota which governs the daily life of the Chaplains’ team. As well as the general duties of daily Mass and Confessions, his particular pastoral responsibilities include chaplaincy to Westminster Cathedral Choir School, the Guild of St Anthony and the coordination of the Marriage Preparation Course. He took up his current role in September, 2021. In addition to duties in the Cathedral, Fr Brian is a lecturer at Allen Hall Seminary.
Fr Brian studied for the priesthood in London and was ordained for our Diocese in 2014. His first appointment was as a Chaplain in the Cathedral from 2014-2017, after which he completed further studies in Rome. Before returning here he was most recently the Parish Priest at St Matthew’s in Northwood.
He says the Cathedral is not just the Mother Church for Catholics but also a vibrant parish church, serving a diverse community.