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01202 874811

St Anthony's Catholic Church

8 Pinehurst Rd

West Moors



Key Contacts

Parish Secretary:

Nicola Shaw



Parish Deacon:

Rev Jim Brennan


Parish Safeguarding Officer:

Mrs Jan Jenkins  

If you have concerns about a child or vulnerable adult Jan can be contacted on 01202 871250.

Her photo is below.


Our parish follows the Safeguarding policies of the Diocese of Plymouth, of which we are a part (see hereand as such adheres to CSAS safeguarding policies (CSAS: Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service)

The Diocesan Safeguarding Coordinator can be contacted on 01364 645430

Data Protection

We adhere to the Data Protection Policy of the Catholic Diocese of Plymouth, see the privacy policy here

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Fr Anthony Okwudili Achunonu

Fr Anthony Achunonu

Parish Priest

Rev. Father Anthony Okwudili Achunonu a native of Isiekenesi, Imo State – Nigeria, was born on 20th of April 1968.

He obtained his bachelor’s in Philosophy and Sacred Theology at Seat of Wisdom Major Seminary, Owerri - an affiliate institute of Pontifical Urban University, Rome. And B.A. (Hons) in Religious studies at Imo State University, Owerri.

He was ordained a priest for the Catholic diocese of Orlu on 19th of august 2000.

Father Anthony served at different places in his diocese of origin before he was sent on mission to Italy. While in Italy, he combined his pastoral ministry with further studies and obtained his master’s (M.A) and doctorate (PhD) degrees in pastoral theology at Pontificia Universitas Lateranensis Rome.

His hobbies include: Football, table tennis, reading, and visiting / travelling. He speaks English and Italian languages.

On the 13th June 2020, he was appointed by the Bishop of Plymouth as the Priest in Charge of St Anthony of Padua Church in West Moors.