Hospital & Prison Ministry
‘’Charity above all…charity in Jesus Christ’’ was Libermann’s parting mandate to his followers. Spiritans in Britain have been drawing inspiration from this mandate over the years, and hence have been open to a consistent and creative hospital and prison ministry.
The Spiritan priests in most of the Parishes entrusted to the Spiritans have a formal and an exciting hospital chaplaincy engagement with the NHS Trusts (Hospitals) in their area.
There are however some Spiritans who are formally and fully engaged by the NHS Foundation Trusts as part of the hospital chaplaincy team.
Fr. Jude Nwachukwu, C.S.Sp.
Fr. Oliver Ugwu, C.S.Sp.
Fr. Jude has joined the chaplaincy team at the Princess of Chester Hospital in Shrewsbury Diocese.
Fr. Oliver is now fully engaged in the hospital chaplaincy ministry at Whittington Hospital, London.
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Fr. Flavian Ohanyerenwa, C.S.Sp.
Fr Sixtus Adejoh, C.S.Sp.
Fr. Flavian is fully engaged in the Prison Chaplaincy in the North West.
The Bishop of Salford wrote to officially commend him for the good job he is doing.
Fr Sixtus is to re-join the prison chaplaincy team.
Care Home Ministry
Fr. Paul Hopper, C.S.Sp.
Fr. Paul is serving as a chaplain to Ebchester Convent and Residential Home run by the Sisters of Charity of our Lady of Good and Perpetual Succour.
It is worthy to note that Fr. Paul returned to the Uk, 2017, after 22 years of service in Australia.
Fr. Brian Mascord, the VG of Maitland-Newcastle Diocese in Australia wrote earlier to the Provincial, to thank the British Province for availing Paul to his Diocese for good ministry he did over there.
Fr. Paul loves his new assignment and has settled into the ministry and life in Scotland.