Our Parish Team

St John Vianney Roman Catholic Parish Team

Our Parish Team

Parish Priest: Fr. Paul Standish

Fr Paul Standish

Father Paul Standish was appointed as Parish Priest to St John Vianney in 2014. Originally from the Wirral, he was ordained by Bishop Joseph Gray at St John’s, New Ferry on the 13th July 1986. He has served in various parishes of the Diocese including Shrewsbury Cathedral; St Joseph’s, Birkenhead; St Werburgh’s, Chester; St Saviour’s, Great Sutton and Sacred Heart & St Peter’s, Wythenshawe. When time permits, he enjoys hill-walking, gardening & cooking.


Deacon: Rev. David Harrison

Rev. David Harrison

Hello, my name is David Harrison and I am privileged to be one of the two Deacons serving in the Parish, ordained on July 1 2006. I am married to Anne and we have three children, and grandchildren.

I retired as School Chaplain & RE teacher at All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield in 2018, which means I have more time to help Fr. Paul with Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings. I am also a volunteer Chaplain at Leighton Hospital, (which unfortunately at this present time I am unable to do due to the pandemic).

I too enjoy walking and we try to get away in the caravan when we can. I enjoy being out in the garden and attending to the many jobs my beloved enjoys giving to me!

My ministry would not be possible without the love and support of my wife and family and I thank you all for your prayers and support over the years.


Parish Sister: Sr. Phyllis Hughes

Sr Phyllis Hughes

“Hello. I am Phyllis the Parish Sister. As a Sister of Our Lady of Evron, I have been active in various ministries within the Church. In 2015 I was welcomed into St John Vianney Parish, where I am currently involved in pastoral ministry of presence and support.”

Sister Phyllis' Community present at Sister's Induction as Parish Sister. St Bede's September 2015

Sister Phyllis’ Community present at Sister’s Induction as Parish Sister. St Bede’s September 2015



As part of the Diocese of Shrewsbury, we want to welcome everyone to our parish and for them to play a full part in our community of St John Vianney. We are committed to making our community a safe place for all, and especially for Children and Vulnerable Adults. If you have concerns about safeguarding then please contact:

The Parish Safeguarding Representatives: Margaret Howarth 01606 75511 or Angela Goodwin 01606 891103

Diocesan Safeguarding Office: 0151 652 9855