Who’s who

Fr Michael Ezenwammadu, Parish Priest

I am obsessed with bringing people together through kindness and relationship. My great passion is creating safe spaces and opportunities that bridge gaps, enable trust and unite diverse people. In my former parishes, I helped individuals, especially young people and elderly people, to see the amazing goodness that they possess and encouraged them to use it to break barriers and strengthen their relationship with other people. I was born in Nigeria into a large family of seven and grew up in the ghettoes of the famous and deprived market town of Onitsha. My mother, a primary school teacher, influenced my life and vocation to the priesthood with her prayerful disposition and care for the poor. Prayer and helping other were not optional in our house but imposed with her maternal highhandedness. I joined the Holy Ghost Fathers (The Spiritans) to train as a priest from the age of ten and have been stuck with them since. I have worked as a missionary in Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom, I have worked as a care assistant in our retirement home for sick and housebound missionaries, parish priest, hospital chaplain, school chaplain and currently, the Regional Superior of the London Region. I support Chelsea football club.

Fr Boniface Ayoo, Curate

I was born on 20th November, 1972 to the family of the late Ayoo Tsaga and Mrs. Esther Ayoo of Awajir Kendev, Iwarnyam Council ward, Konshisha Local Government of Benue State, Nigeria. I am the first child in the family of three. I had my elementary education in my home village of Awajir, and secondary education at Mount Saint Michael’s Secondary school, Aliade, Benue State.  I was admitted into the congregation of the Holy spirit in 1993 and made my first profession of vows on 8th September, 1994. I studied philosophy in Ejisu, Ghana and Theology in Attakwu, Enugu State, Nigeria, and was ordained a priest on 28th July, 2001. Since my ordination, I have worked in different capacities; formation of young people, assistant parish priest, parish priest, Vicar for consecrated persons and consultor in the last Diocese I worked in. My missionary experience has taken me to Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria and now to the UK. I have a passion for working with the elderly and young adults. I love football and badminton. I am an ardent Arsenal fan.