Meet the Clergy


Parish Priest

Fr Jim Hayes

He was born in Glasgow on the 25th November 1965. He was Ordained by Bishop Maurice Taylor in St John Ogilvie's Church,

Bourtreehill, Irvine on 18th September 1993

He was appointed to St Teresa's by Bishop John Cunningham on 9th April 2010.


Diocesan Bishop of Galloway

Right Reverend William Nolan

Bishop Nolan was ordained Bishop of Galloway on Saturday 14th February 2015 in the Grand Hall, Kilmarnock.

His contact details are:

Candida Casa,

8 Corsehill Road, AYR. KA7 2ST.  |  Tel: 01292 266750


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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