St Patrick's Parish Guildford
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Our Parish Priest

Father Peter Blayney


Peter Blayney was born in Sydney.

He grew up in the parish of Ryde. He was educated by the Sisters of Mercy, then the Patrician Brothers at Holy Cross College, Ryde, finishing in 1972.

He then studied for the priesthood at St Columba’s College, Springwood and at St Patrick’s College Manly.

He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Sydney on 1 September 1979. His first appointment was Parramatta, then Toongabbie.

In 1984 he was appointed the Director of Vocations, a role he fulfilled until 1989. He lived in the parish of Concord West. He joined the newly formed Diocese of Parramatta in 1986.

In 1990 he was sent to Rome to study Canon Law. When he returned in 1992 he was appointed Associate Judicial Vicar and worked full-time in the Tribunal. He lived in the parish of Granville from 1992 to 1999.

In 1997 Bishop Kevin Manning appointed him Judicial Vicar, an office he still holds. From 2000 until 2009 he resided at the Mt Kurrajong House of Prayer.

He was appointed Parish Priest of Guildford on 1 June 2010.

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