Fr John Bergin JCL (Curate 1955-1961)

John Bergin was born 11 May 1922 the son of Bernard and Mary Garvey, Sandymount, Dublin. Educated at Westlands Row, Dublin by the Christian Bros. 

20 June 1948 Ordained at All Hallow by Bishop Dunne, (Aux Dublin). He went to Rome to take a Post Graduate Course in Canon Law and returned to the Diocese where he worked in the Matrimonial Tribunal combining it with parish work. For a number of years, he was the Officials and remained a Judge of the Tribunal to the end.

1951-1955 St Peters Greengate, as curate

1955-1961 St Luke, Irlams o’th Height, as curate

1961-1965 Salford Cathedral, as curate

1965-1966 St Peter, Newchurch in Rossendale, as curate

1966-1969 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Ordsall, as Parish Priest

1969-1994 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Blackley, as Parish Priest

Retired in 1994 and died at his home in Alkrington 15 July 1996

Parish History Group

If you would like to help research the history of the Parish or have any stories or photos then please get in touch. history@ourladyofhope.org.uk or speak to Paul Ashton, Stephanie McDonough or Pat Murray

We have some specific requests for information

  • Photos of our Assistant Priests/Curates
  • Photos and stories of the Charter Players
  • Photo of James O'Garr  (1891-1979)
  • Servicemen of WWII (your parents/grandparents/great-grandparents ?)
  • Early photos of Ss Peter and Paul