TWO NEW vicars general have been appointed by Bishop Thomas McMahon of Brentwood. Fr David Donnelly (51),,parish priest of Upminster, Essex, and Canon Michael Corley (41), chancellor of the diocese and parish priest of Barkingside. Essex, will take up their new appointments on January I.
Fr Donnelly was ordained in 1957. From 1971-74 he was chairman of the diocesan liturgical commission. He has served as diocesan representative on the national liturgical commission, and was the NPC representative for Havering, Newham and Barking deaneries.
Canon Corley was ordained in 1963.
In 1973 he was made parish priest of Barkingside. He will continue as parish priest there, as well as being chancellor and officialis. He has been a chaplain to the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council, chairman of the Brentwood Senate of priests and a well known member of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain.
Three new episcopal vicars are also announced. The former vicar general, Mgr Christopher Creede for education; Canon Brian Grady for finance, and Er James Hawes for ecumenism.
All the appointments are for an initial five-year period.