Fr. Julian was born in 1954 into a Catholic family and has lived in many places in Great Britain. After working in education and administration, he studied for the priesthood
He joined Southwark twenty-five years ago and has ministered in both SW & SE London, with his longest ministry as a parish priest being 12 years at Holy Family, Sutton Green. Yet his longest ministry of all was his 16 years as a lecturer at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh, initially part-time, teaching Church History, and then full-time (until the seminary closed in 2021) as Librarian and Director of Liturgical Formation, with the History of Philosophy thrown in for good measure!
After St John’s closed he assisted with the process of ‘decommissioning’ and was then asked to look after St Matthew’s, West Norwood for a few months following the indisposition of the parish priest. He arrived at St Columba’s on 2 September, 2022.