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St Joseph's Catholic Church Stockport

Father Sean Davidson


Fr. Sean was born in London in 1979 and spent much of his youth in Ireland. He gave his life to Christ in the year 2000 and during the subsequent three or four years began to feel called to the sacred priesthood. Regularly frequenting the holy shrine of Our Lady of Knock, meditating on Sacred Scripture, and attending his local perpetual Eucharistic Adoration chapel were central to the discovery of his vocation.

In 2009, he was involved in the foundation of an association in France called the Missionaries of the Most Holy Eucharist, devoted to preaching on the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. This afforded him the possibility of travelling as a Eucharistic missionary throughout Europe, America, and as far as Asia.

After being ordained to the sacred priesthood in France on June 26th 2011, the solemnity of Corpus Christi, he celebrated his first Mass on the memorial of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He began his priestly ministry in the parish of Sanary-sur-mer and then worked in the ancient shrine and basilica of Saint Mary Magdalene in south-east France.
The organisation of Eucharistic Congresses, parish missions, as well as spreading Eucharistic love through the different means of communication formed part of his mission during this period.

In December 2014, Fr Sean was given responsibility for the establishment and direction of a Eucharistic retreat centre in the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Long Island, New York. His ministry there consisted mainly in providing various forms of retreats, including the Ignatian spiritual exercises, as well as offering spiritual direction.
He was privileged to be able to lead ordination retreats for seminarians and deacons studying in the north-east of the United States, as well as for members of different religious congregations.

In 2018, Fr Sean returned to London to be with his father who was terminally ill. He went on to spend a year in the parish of Our Lady of Reparation in West Croydon. During this time, he was also able to work with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, supporting them in their beautiful work of love for Christ's poor.

In February 2020, he moved to the Shrewsbury Diocese serving as parochial administrator of the parish of St Chad in Cheadle village and St Ann in Cheadle Hulme.