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History of the Priests at St Josephs

1912-1919: Fr Angenant - Longest serving Priest at St Joseph's until Fr Brian Green

1919-?: Fr Whitehead

?: Fr Brady - Sick cover for Fr Whitehead

?-c1943: Fr Whitehead - Returned from sick leave

c1943-?: Fr Scannell - Mrs Cecelia Bass was his housekeeper, who followed him to his subsequent parishes. He baptised Margaret Wareing in 1943, hence we know 1 year he was priest. By the time of his death, he had been made Monsignieur.

?: Fr Forkin - Woke people up on Sunday mornings by knocking on their windows. Conducted Confirmation of Marjorie Woodhead (a convert) and Anne Woodhead (aged 8/9 - see photo). Bishop Poskitt attended.

?: Fr Connolly

c1955: Fr Edward Geaney - Started Mass in Thurcroft. Died 22/02/2001, aged 88yrs. Born County Cork and ordained 1937. Served in Leeds, Dinnington and Goldthorpe. He was Parish Priest at Bentley for over 35yrs when he died. Picture c.1955.

?-1964: Fr Kavanagh 

1964-1970: Fr John Harland Jackson - Preached the famous sermon about St Joseph: ‘He was no bloody pansy he was a full blown man’. Born in 1922. Died 17/06/2005. Studied for priesthood at Ushaw College. Ordained 13/04/1947 in Leeds. Served as Curate at: Christ the King, Leeds; St Thomas More, Sheffield; Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Leeds; & St Wilfrid's, Ripon. Fr Jackson moved from Dinnington to St Philip's, Leeds. In 1977, became Parish Priest of Blessed Sacrament, Athersley. His final appointment was at St Patrick's, Harworth, where he ministered for over 20 years.

1970-1977: Fr Patrick Waldron - Housekeeper was Mrs Margaret Winifred Wareing, who followed him to Fagley. Knew the Manager of Huddersfield Town and took the young people of the parish to Old Trafford and allowed Mr Capper to take the top class to see the Aussies at Chesterfield

1977-2008: - Fr Brian Green - Ordained on 19 July 1953.  Fr Brian was the young priest who attended the opening of the school with Bishop Moverley. He chose the hymn 'Light up the fire', to everyone’s amusement, when the church was re-opened after the fire.. Father Green died on Friday 8 June 2012 after a major stroke aged 84.

2008-to date: Fr Andy Graydon - Ordained on 21 July 1979.  He came from English Martyrs, Mexborough to Dinnington.

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