Battersea Community

Battersea Community

Battersea is the British Province's first purpose-built 'oratory' - a space for young people with a church, a school, a playground, and a Salesian community offering hospitality. The Don Bosco Centre, within the community house, has residential and day facilities which can be booked for groups of young people and their leaders.

Battersea is also the Province's formation centre for young Salesians.

Members of community

  1. Fr Hugh Preston SDB (Rector, Provincial Delegate for Salesian Family, Cooperators and ADMA)
  2. Br Alfred Augustine Unuakhe SDB
  3. Br Ante Bulat SDB
  4. Fr Andrew Ebrahim SDB (Teacher & Head of RE, St John Bosco College)
  5. Fr Gregory Echegwo SDB
  6. Br John Finegan SDB
  7. Br Stephen Koso SDB
  8. Br Steven Lloyd SDB
  9. Fr Anthony Lobo SDB (Assistant Priest, Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parishes)
  10. Fr David O'Malley SDB (Vice Rector; Vocations Director; Salesian Schools' Animator)
  11. Fr Peter Pagac SDB (Parish Priest, Sacred Heart & Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parishes)
  12. Fr Martin Poulsom SDB (University Lecturer; Delegate for Formation)
  13. Br Martin Paul Pushparaj SDB
  14. Br Zvonimir Tomas SDB
  15. Fr Mervyn Williams SDB (Safeguarding & SCOE; Trustees' Schools Representative)
020 7139 8380

Salesian House

47 Surrey Lane, Battersea


SW11 3PN
Bootle Community

Bootle Community

The Salesians in Bootle serve the Parish of St James and work at Savio Salesian College and in the parish primary school. Other community members are involved in work supporting asylum seekers and other young people in need.

Members of Community

  1. Fr Brian McGraw SDB (Rector; Parish Priest)
  2. Fr Michael Duggan SDB (Parish Ministry)
  3. Fr Anthony Frain SDB (Youth Ministry; Cooperators' Delegate, Huyton)
  4. Fr Jim McGarry SDB (Vice-Rector; Bursar; Parish Ministry)
  5. Br Nhan Le SDB (Practical Training)
  6. Fr Jakub Ruszniak SDB (Teacher; School Chaplain)
0151 944 1039

St James' Presbytery

Chesnut Grove, Marsh Lane

Bootle, Merseyside

L20 4LX

Bolton Community

At Bolton our community lives at Thornleigh House and at St Joseph's, a residence for older Salesians. Members of the community work at Thornleigh Salesian College, in Provincial Office and other Province functions based at Thornleigh House.

Members of Community

at Thornleigh House:

  1. Fr Michael T Winstanley SDB (Rector; Bursar; Formation Commission)
  2. Fr Kieran Anderson SDB (Provincial Secretary; Vice-Rector; Director of Mission Office)
  3. Fr Gerard Briody SDB (Provincial)
  4. Fr James Robert Gardner SDB (Vice-Provincial, Director of Social Media and Communications, Director of Don Bosco Publications, Editor of Salesian Bulletin, Social Communications' Delegate, Youth Ministry Delegate, BOVA Coordinator)
  5. Fr Tony Fernandes SDB (Provincial Economer)
  6. Br Szymon Ogórek SDB (Practical Training)
  7. Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB
  8. Fr Saju John SDB (School Chaplain at Thornleigh Salesian College)

at St Joseph's:

10 Oldhams Lane

01204 590 600

  1. Fr Joseph Brown SDB
  2. Fr Robert Coupe SDB
  3. Fr Charles Garrick SDB (Manager at St Joseph's; Community Support Team)
  4. Fr Bernard Grogan SDB (Archivist)
  5. Fr Harry O'Brien SDB

at Nazareth House:

  1. Fr Michael Cunningham SDB
01204 591 144

Thornleigh House

Sharples Park



Bollington Community

The Bollington community at Savio House, Youth Retreat Centre in Cheshire, serve the parish of St Gregory and work on the retreat team Young adults spend a gap year as part of the retreat team, living in community with Salesians.

Members of Community

  1. Fr Martin Coyle SDB (Rector; Retreat Team; Parish Administrator, St Gregory's; Formation Team; Savio House Management Team)
  2. Fr Roman Szczypa SDB (Bursar; Retreat Team; Savio House Management Team)
  3. Fr Graham Forristalle SDB (Vice-Rector; Retreat Team)
  4. Br Jacques Makpense SDB (AFO) (Practical Training)
  5. Br Paulin Meba (AFO) (Practical Training)
  6. Fr Joseph Tran SDB (Retreat Team)

Retreat Team:
Jonny Dearden (Retreat Team Leader)

01625 575 405

Savio House

Ingersley Road, Bollington

Macclesfield, Cheshire

SK10 5RW

Farnborough Community

The Farnborough community includes a residence for older Salesians. Community members serve two parishes and work in the secondary school.

Members of community

  1. Fr Patrick Sherlock SDB (Rector; School Chaplain)
  2. Br Joseph Adams SDB (Bursar; Community Support Team; Manager, St John Bosco House)
  3. Fr Peter Brealey SDB (Parish Administrator, Our Lady Help of Christians, Farnborough)
  4. Br Michael Delmer SDB
  5. Fr Dan Donohoe SDB (Vice Rector)
  6. Fr James Gallagher SDB
  7. Fr Brian Jerstice SDB
  8. Fr Brendan McGuinness SDB
  9. Fr Aidan Murray SDB
  10. Fr Daniel O'Riordan SDB
  11. Fr Peter Quinn SDB
  12. Fr Anthony Sultana SDB (Parish Priest, Our Lady & St Dominic, Cove)
01252 554 300

Saint John Bosco House 121A Reading Road


Farnborough, Hampshire

GU14 6NZ

Chertsey Community

Salesians of the Chertsey community serve the Parish of St Anne. Other community members work in Salesian School and the University Chaplaincy of Royal Holloway, London. The community is also home to young Salesians in formation who are continuing their studies.

Members of community

  1. Fr William John Dickson SDB (Rector; University Chaplain at Royal Holloway, London)
  2. Br Vincent Castilino (INH) (Student)
  3. Br Peter Gbertyo SDB (Student)
  4. Fr Michael Hynes SDB (Bursar; Parish Priest, St Anne's; Cooperators' Delegate for Chertsey)
  5. Fr Sean Murray SDB (Provincial Delegate, Past Pupils)
  6. Fr Kevin O'Donnell SDB (Teacher and Chaplain, Salesian School)
  7. Br Godwill Togbe SDB (Practical Training)
  8. Fr Marco Villani SDB (Vice Rector; Vocations Team; Teacher and Chaplain, Salesian School; Justice and Peace Coordinator)
01932 579 050

Salesian House, 1 Salesian Gardens



KT16 8SG

Salesians of Don Bosco Communities