Rev Gregory Verissimo, Parish Priest

Rev Gregory Mario Verissimo was ordained on the 13th of July 2002 in Nigeria by The Most Rev Albert Fasina of Ijebu-Ode Diocese, Nigeria. He first studied in Sacred Heart Seminary, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, where he had the initial formation in preparation for the Catholic priesthood. He completed his secondary education in Sacred Heart Seminary in 1991 and was admitted into Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Here he studied philosophy and theology and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in philosophy from the University of Ibadan and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome. He has worked in parishes in Nigeria as well as in the Formation House of the Josephites (Society of St Joseph the Worker) in Nigeria. He joined the archdiocese of Southwark in 2008 as a Fide Donum priest and worked in the parish of St John the Baptist Purley. From here he went to Belgium to study Canon Law. He has recently incardinated into the archdiocese of Southwark and was appointed Parish Priest of English Martyrs in September 2017.

English Martyrs Streatham, London
English Martyrs Streatham, London
Our Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Southwark and is located in the South of London. By virtue of our location, we are host to people from over forty nationalities. The church has been on its present site since 1893 and has served the community in various ways apart from her spiritual mission which is the primary aim of her presence in the community. The church building which is designed in the 13th-century gothic style is open to all who wish to worship with us on a daily basis and especially on Sundays when the community gathers for the celebration of the Holy mass.