Clergy Team

Fr  Piotr (Peter) Kucharski
Parish Priest

Fr Peter was ordained for the Archdiocese of Przemyśl, Poland in May 2009. He started his ministry in England in 2012 as an Assistant Priest in St Francis Church, Maidstone. In May 2017 he joined the ranks of Southwark priests. He was made the Parish Priest of St Teresa’s, Ashford in September 2017.
Some of Fr Peter’s responsibilities:
– Parish Pastoral Council
– Parish Finance Committee
– RCIA Group
– Adult Confirmation Group
– Altar Servers
– Teenage Confirmation Group
– Catholic Youth Group
– Spiritual care over St Teresa’s Primary School
– Marriage preparation and paperwork
– Overseeing all formation groups and Sacramental Programmes in the Parish
– Parish website

Fr Wojciech (Voytek) Kuzar
Assistant Priest

Fr Wojciech was ordained for the Archdiocese of Przemyśl, Poland in May 2009. In 2013 he joined the Clergy team in the Parish of St Gemma Galgani in Rome and has been studying Social Media; now completing his doctorate degree. In September 2020 he has joined St Teresa’s Parish as Assistant Priest.

Some of Fr Wojtek’s responsibilities:
– William Harvey Hospital (on-call chaplain)
– Pilgrims Hospice, Ashford and all Nursing Homes in the area (on-call chaplain)
– Overseeing the sick visits in the Parish

– Polish Community

Fr Rodney Schofield
(resides at Wye)

Fr Rodney looks after St Ambrose Chapel, Wye

Fr Jibin James

Fr Jibin came from India, Kerala. Ordained in 2016. In 2019 he came to Kent to look after the Knannaya Community (within the Syro-Malabar Rite)

Sister Dolores
(Sisters of Mercy, Gravesend)

Some of Sr Dolores’ responsibilities in the Parish:
– the church Choir
– First Holy Communion Programme


Priests who have moved on…

Fr Joseph Owusu-Ansah

Assistant Priest form September 2019 to August 2020. Moved to take on the appointment as the Parish Priest in Birchington (Thanet)

Fr Lukasz Haduch

Assistant Priest from November 2017 to July 2019. Now back in Poland to take up a new appointment in the Metropolitan Major Seminary in Przemyśl.