Who's Who

It is wonderful to share our faith with the Erdington Abbey Parish Community. Here so many cultures and nationalities are represented, reflecting the coming together of God's people in His Kingdom. This has not only enriched this great parish but has brought joy and fun. The parish is truly blessed with an army of men and women ready to undertake whatever is necessary for the good of our parish. This ranges from cleaning and repairing things, stewardship and sacramental accompaniment, spiritual caring of the sick and the elderly, the social and IT side of the Parish. In addition to all of this, the Abbey is a true Community of prayer and to this end you are welcome to join us at Mass, Holy Hour, Novena and Adoration.

Fr Elias Gweme C.Ss.R - Rector and Parish Priest

Contact Fr Elias via email

Fr Francis Dickinson C.SsR [Parish]

My Name is Father Dickinson and I have served the Parish of the Abbey for many years.

I have also served the Redemptorist community for a long time too and am currently the longest serving Redemptorist in the UK.

I am also the spiritual director for the SVP in the parish. If you would like to find out more about this work then please see the information below.

Fr Royston Price C.Ss.R [Parish]

You may see me around the Abbey from time to time and I am delighted to serve this thriving Catholic Community.

It is my great privilege to have, as my assignment in the province, the role of Vocation Director. This role gives me the time needed to speak with and pray for all those people who are asking the question, "could it be me?" or some similar words.

Jesus calls!

Is he calling you?

If you feel that the Lord is calling you in some way - as a brother, or as a priest, or you are not too sure - get in touch with me.


Fr Kieran Brady C.Ss.R [Missioner]

I have been blessed to serve many parishes over the years in many different capacities and I am delighted to serve here at the Abbey.

I used to serve as the retreat director for the Redemptorist community and I am now currently their Mission Director. If you would like to know more then please do get in touch with me.


Fr Isaac Davies C.Ss.R

Fr Isaac Davies has recently joined our Redemptorist community here at the Abbey and we look forward to sharing out our mission with him.

Other people you may see around the Parish

Pat Badger

Parish Secretary

Marie Donoghue 

Safeguarding Officer

The SVP Group

Please click the link above to take you to the SVP website.

The SVP is always in need of new members to carry out this work so if you would like to find out more, please contact to parish office below.

Stella Sharp

Finance Administrator

Outreach for the Senior Members of the Parish

If you would like to volunteer to help the senior members of our parish please contact the parish office.

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