Key People

The Director


Fr Paul Martin was received into the full communion of the Catholic Church at Belmont Abbey, near Hereford, in 1994. After a period of discernment he was accepted to train for the Priesthood at Oscott College, Sutton Coldfield. He was ordained as a Priest in St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, by Archbishop Maurice Couve De Murville on 10th July 1998. He served first as Catholic chaplain at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, and later as Parish Priest of Corpus Christi, Ashmore Park. He then moved to Stoke on Trent to become Parish Priest of the Sacred Heart, Tunstall, and from there to be Parish Priest of the Immaculate Conception, Bicester. During his time there the John Paul II Centre was built and formally opened by HRH The Princess Royal in 2011. From Bicester he went to be Parish Priest of Our Lady and St Anne, Caversham, and oversaw the restoration of the beautiful shrine of Our Lady of Caversham which is located within the church. He was appointed as Director of the St Barnabas Society in April 2017 and took up his new appointment on 1st October.


District Organisers


Cyprian Blamires

Cyprian trained for the Anglican ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and served two curacies in Northwest London before being received into the Church in 1979. After completing a doctorate in history and spending some years in academia he started working for the Society in 1995, combining the job with freelance writing, editing, and translating.

William Johnstone

William trained for the Anglican ministry at St Stephen’s House, Oxford. He served curacies in Plymouth and Sunderland and was received into the Church in 2001. As well as working for the Society he is studying classics at University College, London.