Father Roy Tablizo
Fr. Roy joined St Columba's Parish in September 2017 and has brought a warm, friendly ministry to St Columba's.
Fr Roy hails from the Philippines and was ordained there in October 1995. He learned English whilst studying and teaching at the seminary. After 5 years teaching at the seminary, he was appointed to a remote village Parish in the Philippines and stayed there for a year and a half. His Bishop approved him to study abroad and as a result Fr. Roy pursued his post graduate studies in the UK and whilst studying, was attached to St Thomas More in East Dulwich.
After graduating in Canon Law he returned to the Philippines. He managed to persuade the Bishop there to release him to continue his ministry in the Archdiocese of Southwark. He returned to St Thomas More in 2003 and stayed until 2011 when his mentor Fr. John O’Connor retired. Shortly after, he was appointed Parish Priest of South Maidstone where he stayed for 6 years before being appointed to St. Columba’s in September 2017.