Our new parish priest writes:
I am Dominic Ozovehe Adeiza, born July 14th, 1969. Born into a big Muslim family of eight, of which I lost a brother, a sister and my father.
I trained in Nigeria and was ordained for the diocese of Lokoja. After my ordination I served in my diocese as the Chancellor / the Bishop’s Secretary and the co-editor of the diocesan newspaper.
After a few years, I went over to Rome to study communication at the Gregorian University while living at the English College (Sherwin House). As a student in Rome, I spent my holidays in parishes in Preston, Parbold, Wimbledon, Warwickshire and North London
After my studies I was asked to continue with a research. I came to England was gladly offered scholarship by the diocese of Portsmouth. I did my research in Sociology at Surrey University, Guildford. While doing my studies, I served as the parish priest of St Swithun’s Yateley. Mid-way, I took on the responsibility of St. Thomas More, Hartley Wintney.
At the completion of my studies, I returned to Nigeria to take on the appointment of a Training Director of Lux Terra Leadership Foundation. I served as the Coordinator and Director of the Psycho-Spiritual Institute, Nairobi, Kenya. I taught at the Albertine Institute, Fayit- Fadan Kagoma, Kaduna, Veritas University Abuja and at the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, Abuja.
At some point I served as Chaplain to the Knights, Catholic Lawyers, Prisons and Journalists.
I enjoy reading, teaching, traveling, cooking my own meals, walking and outdoor games. I love dogs and would love to engage in gardening.
I am excited with my move from Faringdon to Basingstoke (Amazingstoke).
Fr Dominic Adeiza