Fr Patrick Mileham KHS
I was born in Coventry in 1971 and attended primary school at Princethorpe. In 1981 we moved to Cork in Ireland and lived there for about 4 years, after which we moved to Lutterworth in Leicestershire. I attended secondary school there and went to university at Bangor in Wales in 1991 where I studied Theology.
In 1995 I went to the Venerable English College in Rome to train for the priesthood. I studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute (also the Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 2000-2001).
I was ordained priest in 2002 at St Osburg’s in Coventry and served as assistant priest there and also at St Austin’s in Stafford. I was parish priest of Burntwood and chaplain to Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School in Cannock from 2007-2013. In the last few years I was Catholic chaplain at the University of Birmingham where I also taught Biblical Hebrew in the Dept. of Theology & Religion. I taught Greek & Hebrew at Oscott College from 2002 – 2018 and homiletics on the formation program for the Permanent Diaconate. I was also, for 6 years part of the ongoing formation committee for clergy, responsible for newly ordained priests.
Since moving to Warwick I have been inducted as parish priest of two parishes: St Mary Immaculate in 2017 and St Charles Borromeo in 2018. I’m also on the governing body of the local Catholic primary school and Chaplain to Trinity School in Leamingto Spa, St Michael’s Hospital and Myton Hospice.
I have taken many groups to the Holy Land over the past 15 years and was meant to be taking 50 people from here this Easter. Sadly it had to be cancelled because of the Pandemic. I hope to take a group in the not too distant future though! In November 2018 I was privileged to be invested as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre which is how I appear in the picture. To find out more about the Knights and the Friends of the Holy Land charity click on the following links:
To quote Belloc: ‘Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, there’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!’
Tel: 01926 492913