|Canon John Rafferty
Fr John Rafferty was ap
pointed to St Vincent's in 2005 after having spent four years as parish priest at St Patrick's, Telford and prior to that as Spiritual Director at the Venerable English College in Rome. He originally comes from Northwich in Cheshire and was ordained in 1969. Since then he has served at parishes in Birkenhead, Knutsford, Bebington, Ellesmere Port, Stockport and Hazel Grove.
In addition to being Parish Priest he is also Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy
and a member of the Bishop's College of Consultors.
Rev Deacon John Penny
Deacon John was born and bred in Coventry. He went to Cardinal Wiseman Boys Comprehensive School and trained as a Graphic Designer at Lanchester Polytechnic. He was married at Corpus Christi Church in Coventry to Debbie in 1975. He has three children and retired from his graphic design business in order to spend more time in the parish. John and his family moved to Altrincham in 1983 and in 1998 he offered himself for training for the Permanent Diaconate. He was ordained deacon by Bishop Brian in July 2001 at St Vincent’s.
His interests include: walking, horse riding, painting, reading science fiction and DIY.