Fr Timothy (Tim) Buckley C.Ss.R (Priest) Fr Tim became parish priest of Bishop
Eton and St Mary's in 2011, He joined
the Redemptorists in 1964 and was
ordained in 1970.
He gained an MA in
Christian Spirituality from Creighton
University, Omaha, USA, and has a
doctorate from Heythrop College,
London University. His thesis on the
pastoral care of Catholics who
experience marital breakdown was
published in 1997 and again in 2002
under the title, What Binds Marriage? -
Roman Catholic Theology in Practice.
He was Publishing Director of
Redemptorist Publications for six years from the beginning of 2001 and
then returned to mission and retreat work across the country. His book,
Take Heart: Expand your vision of God, was published in June 2009. For
many years Fr Tim created stories to help children understand their faith.
His first book of children's stories, The Adventures of Freddie Freckles,
was published in October 2009, the second children's book Freddie
Freckles and the Sacraments was published in late 2014.
Rev Gergely Juhasz (Deacon)
About the Parish
Although referred to as Bishop Eton, the parish's official name is 'Our Lady of the Annunciation'.
Bishop Eton refers to the home (since 1851) of the Redemptorists. It has served as a base for missions; a junior seminary; a retreat house; and more recently a parish house and comfortable home for retired Redemptorists. The previous residents were Bishops Brown and Sharples.
The church (designed by E.W.Pugin) opened in 1858. The parish was established in 1961, following a request by Archbishop (later Cardinal) Heenan. In the previous 100 years, the Church served as a devotional chapel, with the shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour (established 1866) attracting many pilgrims.
The parish is a thriving community, with many groups including an SVP conference, a Justice and Peace Youth Group, Bereavement Support Team, and a joint St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group.
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