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Welcome to the Parish website for St Joseph's, Portishead & St Francis', Nailsea

St Francis'

Fr Sam Ofia

2009 - 2012

Fr Sam is now PP at The Annunication & St Augustine, Beckenham Hill

Fr Michael McAndrew

2002 - 2009

Fr Michael is now PP of St Mary's, Swindon

Fr Graham Gillman

1987 - 2002

Fr Graham has now retired, but works supporting the Housetop organisation.

Fr Gabriel Leyden

1982 - 1987

Monsignor Leyden is now retired.

St Joseph's


2001 - 2012

Fr Gerry is now PP for both St Augustine and English Martyrs, Gloucestershire.


1985 - 2001



Prior to 1985 the Parish was run by the Franciscans.