Fr Damien Mason
Vicar of St Mary Brookfield
Fr Damien was inducted as Vicar of St Mary, Brookfield by The Bishop of Edmonton on May 9th 2018.
Fr Damien was born and grew up in Edinburgh. Having gone to university in both Glasgow and Edinburgh (where he met Hannah, his wife), he moved to London in 2011 where he spent two years as a Pastoral Assistant in Crouch End. During his time there he was selected for training for the priesthood.
Fr Damien trained at St Stephen’s House, Oxford and did postgraduate studies in theology, mainly looking at the relationship between liturgy and architecture. After two years in Oxford, he returned to London and was made Deacon in St Paul’s Cathedral in 2015 and the following year ordained Priest.
Fr Damien and his wife Hannah have spent the last three years in Hendon where Damien has been Assistant Curate at St Mary and Christ Church, Hendon. Hannah teaches in St Mary’s and St John’s School where Fr Damien is also chaplain. I’m sure many of you had the opportunity to say hello to them both at the candidates evening and also to meet their baby daughter, Isobel.
An organist and pianist, Fr Damien enjoys music and going to concerts. He also enjoys history, art, travelling and eating!
Fr Damien writes: ‘I am really thrilled to have been appointed as the next vicar of St Mary Brookfield. I am excited about getting to know you all, listening and learning, and discovering more of what God is calling us to as we journey together in following Jesus Christ and as we serve each other and minister to those around us in Dartmouth Park and wider area. It was a real pleasure to meet so many of you during the interview process and thank you for making us feel so welcome.’