Father Uche Njoku joined St Joseph’s as parish priest in September 2016. Born in Nigeria on 13 July 1967 he joined the Holy Ghost Fathers at the age of 16 and was ordained a priest on 23 July 1994. He worked in Guinea Conarky as a missionary for nine years before coming to England in 2005. Between 2005 and 2006 he studied for a Masters degree in Justice and Peace at the Missionary Institute London, Middlesex University. From January 2007 to June 2007 he was Assistant Priest at St Peter the Apostle Chruch, Leamington Spa. From June 2007 to January 2012 he was Parish Priest at St Philip Neri Church, Smethwick and Priest Chaplin at St Paul’s School for Girls, Edgbaston, in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.
From April 2012 to November 2015 Father Uche was Parish Priest at Our Lady of Grace Church, Charlton. In September 2015 he applied to the Archdiocese of Southwark for Incardnation. In March 2016 he was appointed Parochial Administrator of St John Fisher Church, Merton and on 13 June 2016 he was Incardinated into the Archdiocese of Southwark.