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Meet the Clergy

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Parish Priest

Fr Uchenna Odenigbo CSSp

Uchenna is a Spiritan (Holy Ghost Congregation) missionary priest. He is excited and loves the challenge of the new parish ministry lead at St Teresa’s Dumfries since September 2023. 
He was ordained on 13th July 2002, in Nigeria, and has been working in England, since 2003, at different ministries and mission frontiers, including Youth, School, Parish, Prisons Refugee and Safeguarding ministries. 
It has been, for him, a happy and exciting ministry experience and the best is yet to come. 
Like Bishop Robert Barron, he is fascinated by the beauty, splendour and truth of the Faith. The Incarnation, God among us, Emmanuel, is compelling. And Like C. S. Lewis, he is thrilled by the primacy of Grace – the free, unmerited, unconditional favour of God for everyone, everywhere and every time.


Diocesan Bishop of Galloway

"Sede Vacante"

Contact details for our diocesan offices are:

Candida Casa,

8 Corsehill Road, AYR. KA7 2ST.

Our Diocesan Administrator is:

Rev. Fr.

William R. McFadden  |  Tel: 01292 266750

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Assisting Priest


Fr Dennis is a Nigerian, who has served for many years as parish ministry lead in Nigeria. He has formed a new religious community with Fr Uchenna at St Teresa’s. As Spiritans (a Religious Order), we live in a community, wherever possible. 

He arrived for ministry in the parish in September 2023 and was warmly welcomed with the generosity of spirit and hospitality for which St Teresa’s family are known. His arrival has enriched our community and ministry life. He loves music and bowling. He seems to like Celtic, perhaps because they share the colour Green and White with the Nigerian flag. 


Parish Deacon

Rev.Willie Hiddleston

He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate here in St Teresa's by Bishop Cunningham on Saturday 20th August 2011. Bishop Cunningham appointed him to St Teresa's effective that same day.

Deacon Willie is also the Hospital Chaplain to the new DGRI. Please text or message him if you or a relative has been admitted to Hospital and he will visit soon after.  |  Tel:  07 591 230 828

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St Andrews Deanery

Rev. Fr. William R. McFadden

The southern part of the Diocese of Galloway is called the St Andrew's Deanery. It covers the entire Dumfries & Galloway region.

It incorporates the parishes of:

St Teresa's, Dumfries, Holy Trinity, Lockerbie with the church of St Luke's, Moffat; SS Andrew and Cuthbert, Kirkcudbright, St Peter's, Dalbeattie, Our Lady & St Ninian, Newton Stewart, St Martin and St Ninian's, Whithorn and The Sacred Heart, Wigtown; St Andrew's, Dumfries, St Columba's, Annan;  St Joseph's, Stranraer.


The Dean is: Rev. Fr. William R. McFadden VG, PhB., STL., MS.

Address: St Andrew's and St Cuthbert's, High Street, KIRKCUDBRIGHT. DG6 4JW.  |  Tel: 01557 330687

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