Fr. John Laybourn

Visiting Catholic Priest Chaplain

Father John has been Visiting Priest Chaplain at Keele since 2011.  He is half Scottish and spent his childhood  in the Midlands, but he’s a keen Sunderland supporter because his father came from the North East.  A
former nurse, he was ordained in 1988.

In addition to his role at Keele, Father John is Parish Priest of the St Mary’s parish, Norton-le-Moors, and Chaplain to St Mary’s Primary School.  So it goes without saying that he is limited in the amount of time he can spend with us, but he says Mass on Sunday at 12.30pm (and Tuesday at 5.00pm during Term), and is normally around for an hour or so before Mass. He is also available for Confessions before or after Mass (just let him or one of the other chaplains know if you want to go to confession).