About Us


Father Richard Whinder, B.A, S.T.L.
Father Richard arrived in the Parish in September 2017. He was ordained priest for the Diocese in 2001. Before arriving at Holy Ghost he was Parish Priest of St Mary Magdalen, Mortlake, and previously served as an assistant priest in Canterbury, Norbury and New Malden.


Father Thomas Bakulumpagi, B.Th, B.Phil, Dip.HRM

Father Tom arrived in the Parish in September 2017. He was ordained for the Diocese in 2014. Before arriving at Holy Ghost he was Assistant Priest at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark.


Parish Secretary

Val is a Parishioner at Holy Ghost, and has run the Parish Office for a number of years – serving several Parish Priests. She is available to deal with all aspects of Parish Administration from Monday – Friday in the Parish Office between the hours of 9am and 12 noon.fr-joe


For more information about The Holy Ghost RC Primary school which is associated with our parish, please visit their website

The Parish and the school enjoy a very close relationship, which strengthens the community of each. Verification of mass attendance is an important factor in the over-subscription criteria for the school. For more detailed information, please contact the school.fr-joe

Situated within the Parish, Oliver House is an Independent School with a Catholic Ethos, for boys and girls aged 3-11. Oliver House Website

Safeguarding Coordinator

Parish Council

michaelsherry-chairmanMichael Sherry, Chairman

laurabegley-co-secretary Laura Begley, Co-Secretary

richardmoudiotis-co-secretaryRichard Moudiotis, Co-Secretary

srjacintakow Sr. Jacinta Kow

danielfisher Daniel Fisher

georgeashman George Ashman

kellychin Kelly Chin

brendanconmee Brendan Conmee

lilyng Lily Ng

Finance and General Purposes Committee

anthonylegg-chair  Anthony Legg – Chair

dominicmagee-secretary Dominic Magee – Secretary

carolineusher Caroline Usher

Msgr Gerald Ewing Mgr Gerald Ewing

frjosephowusu-ansah Fr. Joseph Owusu-Ansah

Valerie Slezak Valerie Slezak

chiomaoganya Chioma Ogayna

deniscross Denis Cross

Parish Boundaries

The Parish covers the territory outlined in red on the map below – and includes the roads in the list beneath the map. The principle boundaries are Broomwood Road, which links Wandsworth and Clapham Commons, and Cavandish Road, running from Clapham Common, to Tooting Common. As much information as possible is given below, so it is always best to check with the Parish Office to ascertain whether you are actually living in the Parish or not.

As is common these days, especially in London Parishes, it is not necessary to live within the Parish boundaries in order to worship at Holy Ghost – obviously, anyone is welcome.

Regarding the reception of the Sacraments for those living outside of the Parish, usually some arrangements can be made for those who worship weekly at Holy Ghost. Each situation needs to be discussed with one of the priests in good time.