Fr Michael Branch

Parish Priest

Fr Michael arrived as Parish Priest of St Peter’s in January 2013. 

Born in Waterloo, he grew up in Welling where he attended St Stephen’s Primary School and St Columba’s Secondary School, Bexleyheath. On leaving school at 16, he worked for two years in a bank. 

At 18 he was accepted to begin formation for the priesthood at Campion House, Osterley, then onto St John’s Seminary, Wonersh. After ordination at St Boniface, Tooting, on 31st May 1997 by Bishop Charles Henderson, he served as assistant priest in St Joseph’s, Roehampton, and St Saviour’s, Lewisham. He spent 7 years as parish priest in Plumstead. 

Fr Michael very much hopes that you receive a warm welcome to St Peter’s, whether you wish to become a member of our worshipping community, or simply visit Pugin’s first London Church. Whoever you are: welcome.