Welcome Message from Our Parish Priest Fr Alan Gibson CM

Fr Michael

Hi and welcome to St Vincent’s Parish website.

I took up my appointment as Parish Priest here on 1st February 2012.

We have a very multicultural parish with parishioners from over 70 countries. Together we worship God and experience the joys of belonging to God’s family.

I did my seminary training at St Francis Xavier Seminary from 1988-1995. I was ordained on 5th August 1995 in my home parish of St Anthony’s Marsfield, NSW. After ordination I served in the parish of Southport for three years until the end of 1998. I then spent 12 years in Fiji, working in two parishes, training students for the priesthood and teaching Church History at the seminary in Suva. 

It is a privilege to be the parish priest here at St Vincents. I hope that this web page gives you an insight into some of our many and varied ministries.

Fr Alan Gibson CM

Pastoral Associate: Marguerite Martin

MargueriteWelcome to this sacred place…St Vincent’s.

For years I had been seeing signposts pointing the way to Ashfield and now I am here, I feel quite at home. St Vincent’s is one of Sydney’s older parishes and as such is held in affection by many. It is a sacred site, the repository of many rich and varied memories for many.

Although the church is an imposing structure built over 110 years ago, passing through the doors you will have that sense of familiarity and warmth, that indicative of the type of faith and worship of the parishioners of Ashfield.    

I have been Pastoral Associate in Ashfield since 2007. My main focus is facilitating the Parish based Sacramental programs and the R.C.I.A and co-ordinating the catechetics in our State Schools.  You are always welcome.


Parish Secretary: Carmen Yap 

CarmenWelcome to our new website!  We are a multicultural parish within the Archdiocese of Sydney.  Visit our website to learn about our parish community, upcoming events or to contact our parish staff.  We invite you to worship with us.