Parish Priest – Father Bartłomiej Dudek
I was born in South East of Poland as a second of four boys and grew up in Domaradz, where I received my primary school education. My secondary school education in Brzozów I finished with final exams in 2003. That year I joined the seminary in Przemyśl where I did my philosophy and theology course, and was ordained a priest in May 2009. I have served as an Assistant Priest in Krościenko Wyżne until 2011. That year I was sent to England and ministered as an Assistant Priest in St Francis in Maidstone until 2016. In April that year I was appointed Parish Administrator of St Simon Stock Parish in Waldersalde, Kent, where after my incardination to the Archdiocese of Southwark in April 2019 I was appointed Parish Priest. On 1 September 2020 I was appointed Parish Priest of St Thomas More Parish in Dulwich East, where I am pleased to serve our parish community.
Assistant Priest – Father Joseph Gulliford
I was born in Greenwich and raised in South-East London, the middle child of 3 children. I went to local schools for my education until the age of 18 when I joined the Sion Community for Evangelism for a year – spreading the Gospel in schools around the country. After this, I went to the University of Liverpool and studied Ancient History for 3 years, before staying on to serve the Catholic Chaplaincy for a further year. After a mixed year of work experience, including joining the committee for the Krakow World Youth Day, I joined St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, in Autumn 2016. I had my extended placement in St Edmund’s, Beckenham, in 2019-20, before returning to St John’s for a year before its closure in 2021. My Seminary formation concluded in Allen Hall Seminary, Chelsea, whilst I was serving as a Deacon in Sacred Heart Parish, Wimbledon. I was ordained a Priest on July 16th 2022 in St George’s Cathedral. I am now happy to serve here in St Thomas More, my first placement as a Priest.