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Clergy

Mgr. Philip Whitmore ©Mazur/cbcew.org.uk

Fr. Christopher Colven

Rector

Father Christopher Colven came to Spanish Place in 2009, taking over from Father Terry Phipps. His responsibility as Parish Priest as set out in the Church’s Canon Law is “to ensure that the word of God is proclaimed in its entirety, to foster works which promote the spirit of the Gospel, including its relevance to social justice, and to see that Christ’s faithful are nourished by a devout celebration of the sacraments”. These aims Father Colven endeavours to fulfil!

Mgr. Philip Whitmore

In residence

Monsignor Philip Whitmore, lately Rector of the English College in Rome, has been responsible for the formation of priests from all over England and Wales, as well as the Nordic countries. He has also been actively involved in the setting up of the North American Friends of the Venerable English College. In 2010 he was appointed a Prelate of the Apostolic Camera.

Fr. Mark Elliott Smith

In residence

Fr. Elliott Smith is the Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Assumption & St Gregory, Warwick Street. He has been resident at Spanish Place since 2019.