Fr Jonathan was born on May 13th 1967. After finishing his studies at St Mary's College, Oscott he was ordained Priest on July 12th 1992 at his home parish of St Mary Immaculate in Warwick. The same year he moved to the American College of the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium in order to complete his seminary formation and pursue theological studies. Fr Jonathan was awarded a Licentiate Degree in Theology the following year.
On his return to England, Fr Jonathan took up his first post as Assistant Priest at St. Patrick's, Wolverhampton from 1993-1994. His interest in Catholic education led to his appointment as Religious Education Adviser to Catholic primary schools in the Archdiocese and he took up residence at the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham.
In 1995 his office was moved to Coleshill and Fr. Jonathan was appointed to the parish of St. Thomas More, Coventry to reside with Monsignor Thomas Gavin.
In 2004 Fr Jonathan was appointed Diocesan Director of Religious Education and Parish Priest of St. John Vianney, Coventry. In September 2011 Fr Jonathan was appointed the first Director of the Diocesan Education Service, bringing together into one organisation the work of the Diocesan Schools Commission and the Diocesan RE Department.
In 2018, after 14 years at St. John Vianney, Coventry he was appointed the parish priest of Sacred Heart and Holy Souls. He is a trustee of the Archdiocese of Birmingham and serves as lead trustee for Catholic education.
Fr Tomas Zuna Assistant Priest
Fr Tomas was born on January 3rd 1986 in Prague, Czech Republic. He moved to the United Kingdom in 2005 to study International Studies with Economics at the University of Birmingham and it was there that he for the first time felt the call to the Priesthood.
After graduating Fr Tomas was accepted for priestly formation for the Archdiocese of Birmingham 2009. In 2010 he finished his 'propaedeutic year' at the Royal English College, Valladolid in Spain and was send to St Mary's College, Oscott to complete his priestly training. Fr Tomas was ordained a Priest on 16th July 2016 at St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham. After being appointed to the Holy Souls parish he arrived there in August 2016. In September 2020, Fr Tomas was appointed by Archbishop Bernard Longley as assistant priest at the Metropolitan Cathedral and Minor Basilica of St. Chad in Birmingham.
The Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham Registered Charity No. 234216