Parish Clergy


Parish Priest

Father George began his studies in Mangalore, India in 1996 at St Joseph’s Interdiocesan Seminary. After several years of study Father George gained a Bachelor of Philosophy and a Bachelor of Theology. His studies in India, led him to the Diocese of Calicut, where he worked as Associate Pastor to the Cathedral, later as the Diocesan Catechism Director and finally as Chancellor of the Diocese.

In 2009, Father George made the journey to Australia to commence pastoral work with the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle as Associate Priest of St Brigid’s Church. After spending three years at Raymond Terrace, Father George took on the role as Associate Priest of the City Pastoral Region, which incorporated four Parishes with a total of 8 Mass Centres.

In 2014, Father George arrived in the Manning Valley, after being appointed Parish Priest of Taree & Wingham Catholic Parishes, where he currently resides.

A Pastoral Council consists of the Parish Priest together with a group of parishioners chosen by the parish community. The Pastoral Council’s role is to promote the Church’s mission to live and communicate the love and values of Christ in our world. The Pastoral Council shares in the responsibility for the ongoing life and development of the faith community, working together with parishioners to provide support for their efforts to live as followers of Christ.


  • Taree
    • Sharon Fowle
    • Robert Panchasarp
  • Wingham
  • Old Bar
    • Anne King
    • Peter Neal
  • Cundletown
    • Herby Ploder
    • Susie Ploder
    • Quentin Schneider
  • Harrington
    • David Hutchison
  • Lansdowne
    • Anne Clark
    • Diane Foster

Parish Secretary- Lorrie Moore
Finance Secretary-Jenny Hutchison

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