Father John was born in Birmingham of a Mum from Co. Cork in Ireland and a Dad from Yorkshire. The eldest, with three sisters. He attended Catholic schools in Birmingham and then studied Theology at University. After college he worked for a while within the Lloyd’s insurance market in London and the USA. For almost 25 years he enjoyed a busy and varied career as a professional actor.
Having been accepted for training for the priesthood, he was sent to the Beda College in Rome where he spent four years and after ordination in 2017 was appointed to Palmers Green, followed by Sudbury.