St.John the Evangelist Church, Ballinteer





Current and Former Priests of the Parish




Here you will see the names of the priests who served in our parish since the Solemn Blessing and opening of the church on Saturday, December 8th, 1973, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, by the Most Rev. Dermot Ryan, Archbishop of Dublin.

You can read more details on each priest by clicking on their photographs.



Priests Currently Serving in Ballinteer Parish


Our current Parish Priest Fr Liam Belton was appointed as Parish Priest and Moderator of the Pastoral area of Dundrum, Ballinteer, Meadowbrook on 5th September 2015.
Fr Liam Belton P.P. , Moderator
Fr Liam Belton P.P., Moderator


The Pastoral area is delighted to welcome two priests from the diocese of Yola, Nigeria.
Fr Anselm and Fr Julius will be with us from September 2018 to September 2020
Fr Anselm          Fr Julius
Fr Anselm                           Fr Julius



List of all Priests who have served in Ballinteer Parish


The following are the priests who served in St John the Evangelist Parish, Ballinteer, Dublin 16, since the church opened in 1973.

Canon Sean Carey P.P, (Deceased), 1974 - 1992 and  1992 - 2001 Pastor Emeritus

Fr. Michael Loftus, 1969 - 1979. Subsequently Parish Priest in Kilmacud (Deceased)

Fr Owen Lynch, 1974 - 1980

Fr Michael Neenan, March 1980 - July 1980

Fr. Brendan Quinlan, 1978 - 1986

Fr Liam Murtagh, 1975 -1983

Fr Michael Hurley, 1986 - 1996

Fr. Paddy Barnard (Deceased), 1980 - 1988

Fr. Tony Maher (Deceased), 1988 - 1990

Fr Gerry Thornbery, 1990 - 1995

Canon John Battelle P.P., 1992 - July 2006.
He served as Pastor Emeritus until his death on 29/1/2012

Monsignor Patrick Keavney, (Deceased), 1995 - 1996

Fr Jim O 'Sullivan, 1996 - 2009 (Deceased)

Fr Gay Slattery, 1996 - 2001

Fr Matty O 'Farrell, 2001 - July 2006

Fr Richard Behan, P.P., Mod., July 2006 - July 2015

Fr Brian Edwards, May 2009 - August 2009

Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza, Sept 2010 - March 2011

Fr Gerald Byaruhanga, April 2011 - 30th October 2011

Fr Richard Fasuyi, 1st November 2011 - 29th December 2013

Fr Unoch Usifo, 1st July - 31st Sept 2012

Fr Danny MacLennan, 8th January 2014 - 15th July 2014

Fr Moses, 6th August 2014 - 30th September 2014

Fr Emmanuel, 2nd September 2014 - 23rd June 2016

Fr Charles, 2nd September 2014 - 23rd June 2016

Fr Liam Belton, P.P., Mod., 5th September 2015 - Present

Fr Moses, 1st July 2016 - 30th September 2016

Fr Fidelis, 2nd September 2016 - 31st July 2018

Fr Christopher Okoye, 2nd September 2016 - 24th September 2018

Fr Anselm, 5th September 2018 - Present

Fr Julius, 5th September 2018 - Present

May God bless & protect each one of them.





Photos and profiles of priests who have served in Ballinteer Parish in the past



Fr Richard Behan P.P. V.F
Fr Richard Behan


Canon Paddy Battelle RIP
Canon Paddy Battelle RIP


Canon Sean Carey RIP
Canon Sean Carey RIP




Fr Jim O'Sullivan RIP
Fr Jim O'Sullivan RIP




Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza
Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza




Fr Moses
Fr Moses




Fr Gerald
Fr Gerald
Click on Fr Gerald's's photo to read about him and of the wonderful Orphanage he runs in Uganda.





Fr Brian Edwards
Fr Brian Edwards




Fr Matty O'Farrell
Fr Matty O'Farrell




Fr Gay Slattery P.P
Fr Gay Slattery P.P




Fr Richard Fasuyi
Fr Richard Fasuyi




Fr Danny MacLennan
Fr Danny MacLennan




Fr Fidelis
Fr Fidelis




Fr Christopher Okoye
Fr Christopher Okoye



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