New priest for Wisbech catholic church

Father James Fyfe. New Priest of Our Lady & St Charles Borrome Catholic Church Wisbech. Picture: Ste

Father James Fyfe. New Priest of Our Lady & St Charles Borrome Catholic Church Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Catholic church has welcomed a new priest into its fold who is a permanent replacement for Father Eddie Murphy who died in a car crash.

Father James Fyfe. New Priest of Our Lady & St Charles Borrome Catholic Church Wisbech. Picture: Ste

Father James Fyfe. New Priest of Our Lady & St Charles Borrome Catholic Church Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams - Credit: Archant

Father James Fyfe is priest in charge at Our Lady and St Charles Borromeo church and joins after serving at churches in Hunstanton, Cambridge, Aldeburgh and Norwich.

Fr James comes from Glasgow where he spent his early years but finished school in Leicestershire.

He worked in accountancy before training as a social worker and joined the Anglican Franciscans who he was with for 24 years before being received into full communion in the catholic church.

As deacon he spent six months at St Ives before being ordained priest and moving to St George’s, Norwich.


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He then looked after Aldeburgh for nearly a year followed by three and a half years at Cambridge.

He was appointed to Hunstanton with Dersingham where he spent six and a half years and afterwards tried his vocation as a Benedictine at Donwside Abbey.

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After a three year discernment he returned to the diocese and was appointed to Wisbech by way of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.

His predecessor Fr Murphy died in a car crash near Dublin in 2012.

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