The West Somerset Catholic Parishes consist of Minehead with Watchet and Dulverton. They are part of the Clifton Catholic Diocese, which covers the West of England and includes the City and County of Bristol, the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset.There are 107 parishes within 13 deaneries serving a Catholic population of around 190,000. Around 33,000 people attend Mass around the diocese every weekend. More than 2,000 people are actively involved in Catholic associations in the diocese.The diocese was legally established as a charity on 6 May 1934 under the title Clifton Catholic Diocesan Trustees Registered. Our charity number is 233977. The administrative offices are based in Bristol.The West Somerset Catholic Parishes at 20 miles East to West and 17 miles North to south, make up one of the largest groups in the diocese and cover all of Exmoor.
Fr David Savoury

Fr David Savoury

Who’s Who!

Who does what and how to contact them…

Fr. David Savoury

 

Fr. David is currently Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Minehead and St. Stanislaus, Dulverton as well as being dean of the Deanery of St. Dunstan.  He was a Specialist Teacher for the Deaf for many years, working at the Mary Hare School for the Deaf and training teachers for the deaf in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University.  After his retirement in 2011, he studied for the priesthood in Rome, at The Beda Pontifical College, between 2013 and 2016. After six years as assistant priest in Taunton he came to Minehead in 2022. He enjoys music, cooking and the company of his two Maine Coon cats.  

 

Fr. David Savoury
Tel: 01643 702201
Email: david.savoury@cliftondiocese.com

 

 

Rev Vincent Woods MA

Before his ordination in 1993, and for some 6 years after, Vincent Woods worked as an Operations Manager for Lloyds Bank.  After 31 years with the bank he took the opportunity of early retirement in 1998 and has undertaken the deacon’s ministry as his main interest since.  Formerly a Parish and District councillor, he retains an interest in current affairs, has a love of classical and jazz music and enjoys walking and cooking.

Reverend Vincent Woods MA
Tel: 01984 634681
Email: vincent.woods@cliftondiocese.com

Parish Administrator

Loraine Taylor
Tel: 01643 702201
Contactable: Thursday & Friday mornings (9 am to 1 pm)

Parish Finance Committee

Chairman:     Glyn Davies

Email:

Webmaster

Robin Adeney                                              

Tel: 01984 633615

Email:  robin.adeney@care4free.net

Finance Council
Members of the Finance Council are:
Glyn Davies  – Chairman
Michael Hankin – Treasurer
Fr. David Savoury
Deacon Vincent Woods
Jenny Collins