Fr. John Collins SSC

Fr John Collins SSC, Originally from Kilkee in County Clare, John worked in Mindanao, in the Southern Philippines. He is now a member of the British Region of the Columban Fathers and based in the parish of Dorridge near Solihull, West Midlands.


John  is a member of the Columban Mission Awareness and Promotions team, visiting parishes in the dioceses where the Columban Missionaries have, thanks to the Bishops Conference, the opportunity of making the annual appeal on behalf of the missions.

John enjoys the experience, especially when he feels he can connect with the congregations in a meaningful way. He likes to, and hopes to present to the people, an aspect of mission that they may not have considered. Through this he seeks to open a new window of wonder and opportunity, bringing new joy, hope and enthusiasm for mission both here at home and overseas. As he says himself,  “we are in it together”.