Fr Ernest Bonvini (R.I.P.)
Fr Ernest Bonvini has been our parish priest since 26 January 1993. Born in Lambeth, South London, Fr Bonvini was educated at St. Patrick’s RC Primary School and The Salesian College, Battersea.He did two years National Service from 1954 to 1956 in the Royal Army Service core, followed by two years at Capion House, Osterley, then four years at the Beda College in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1971 by the then Bishop of Portsmouth; Bishop Derek Worlock.
Fr Bonvini was appointed assistant priest at the following parishes:St John in Gravesend, Kent 1971St Ephege in Wallington, Surrey 1979Holy Innocents, Orpington, Kent 1983.Then appointed parish priest to the parish of St Simon, Walderslade, Kent 1986.
Fr Bonvini was a judge on the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal and sits on the Second Instance Court.
Fr. Bonvini retired on Monday 4th July 2011
Fr. Bonvini passed away at St. George’s Hospital Tooting on Friday 22nd July 2011