Liverpool priest honoured by London community

By Simon Hart

A north London church packed with 1,500 people highlighted the impact of Liverpool-born priest Father Terry Murray on his local community.

Fr Terry’s Mass of installation as parish priest for the twin Kilburn parishes of Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart of Mary, where he was previously curate, took place in September and was celebrated by Bishop Nicholas Hudson and attended by the Mayor of Camden, Maryam Eslamdoust.

Fr Terry, a priest with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, grew up in Holy Cross parish, Liverpool, and has ministered in Dublin, Edinburgh, Lourdes and Liverpool, and even at San Quentin Prison, California.

Holy Cross parishioner Colly Dunne Whitty was present at the Mass along with Fr Terry’s family, and said: ‘Fr Terry does amazing work within the community. He runs a credit union, a food bank, he feeds the homeless, he takes pensioners on holiday and takes volunteers along with him to provide Mass for the prisoners.’

With thanks to Charles Rogan, ex-Holy Cross altar boy