Parish Team

Fr. Mark Vickers
Fr. Mark was appointed parish priest of Holy Ghost & St. Stephen in September 2015. Born and raised in Lincolnshire, he studied History at Durham University and practised with one of the city law firms before studying for the priesthood at the English College, Rome. Ordained in 2003, Fr. Mark served in parishes in Kingsbury, Ruislip, Burnt Oak and Hatfield before coming to Shepherd’s Bush. He maintains an interest in travel, reading and writing, having published a number of works on Church History.

Sherry Samele
Sherry has worked as the parish secretary/administrator since 2005. Born in Chelsea but raised in Shepherds Bush since early childhood, Sherry is a parishioner of Holy Ghost & St Stephen. Sherry studied at the Sion-Manning RC Girls School, St Charles Square and has lived and travelled in Italy. Sherry assists with all administrative aspects of the parish, including finance, property matters and parish records. She can be contacted during parish office hours: 10am – 2:30pm Mondays-Wednesdays and 10am – 2pm Fridays.

Gus De Tommaso
Gus is the full-time parish catechetical co-ordinator. He was raised a Catholic in an Italian family and has 2 older siblings. He grew up in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, but was schooled at the public school in Tonbridge. He studied a Theology and Philosophy degree at Durham University and has done some work experience at Westminster Cathedral. In addition to all the catechetical programmes, Gus is also involved in the School and the liturgical and pastoral life of the parish.

‘As each has received a gift, employ it for one another, as good stewards of God’s grace,’ (1 Peter 4:10)


44 Ashchurch Grove
W12 9BU

020 8743 5196