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, Tuesdays & Thursdays and 10am – 2pm Fridays.

Izaak Tanna
Izaak is the full-time parish catechetical co-ordinator. He grew up in Yorkshire before studying History at Oxford University and King’s College London and subsequently Theology at Durham University. During his studies in London he was involved in Catholic charity work, volunteering in a soup kitchen. Prior to taking on this role, he worked as a Tutor in a preparatory boarding school in Kent, before making the change to a more Catholic based pastoral role. In addition to all the catechetical programmes, Izaak is also involved at the Good Shepherd 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