Archbishop's Office 

Archdiocese of St. John's


According to the latest census information (2004), the Archdiocese of St. John's has a Catholic population of 111,000 in 36 parishes, which actually serve 72 churches in smaller communities. 28 parishes have a resident pastor.

The total population of the geographic area covered by the Archdiocese is 213,000. The Roman Catholic population is numbered at 111,000. Thus, 52.1% of the population of the area self-reports as Roman Catholic. There are 37 diocesan priests, of whom 8 are retired and 5 are ministering outside the Archdiocese.

Residing in the Archdiocese, there are 12 religious priests serving within the Archdiocese. Religious priests represent the:

  • Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists)
  • Society of Jesus (Jesuits)

There are 8 male religious, representing:

  • Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists)
  • Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
  • Irish Christian Brothers.

There are 193 female religious residing within the Archdiocese. They represent:

  • Sisters of Mercy
  • Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Who We Are

​Most Reverend Martin William Currie, D.D.
Archbishop of St. John's

7th Archbishop of St. John's and 13th Bishop ​

Born: December 11, 1943​

Ordained to Priesthood: May 12, 1968

Ordained to Episcopate: January 31, 2001

Bishop of Grand Falls-Windsor: 2001-2007

Appointed Archbishop of St. John's: October 18, 2007

Took Canonical possession of the Archdiocese: November 30, 2007 ​

Secretary to the Archbishop​

Mrs. Janet Stead

Executive Assistant to the Archbishop​

Ms. Anne Walsh

Chancellor and Judicial Vicar

Reverend Stephen J. Courtney

Vicar  General​

Very Reverend Cecil Critch, V.G.

College of Consultors

Archbishop Martin W. Currie, D.D.

Reverend Cecil Critch, V.G.

Reverend Francis Puddister

Reverend Joseph Barton

Reverend Stephen Courtney, Chancellor & Judicial Vicar

Reverend Kenneth Walsh

Reverend Jerome Hann

Reverend Patrick Kennedy

Reverend Tony Bidgood

Deans (Vicars Forane)

St. John's West - South

Reverend Jeff Kolonel

St. John's East

Reverend Paul Lundrigan

St. John's Center

Reverend Patrick Power

Placentia Bay | Salmonier | St. Mary's

Reverend Stephen Courtney

Burin Peninsula

Reverend Nelson Boren

Contact Us

Office of the Archbishop

Pastoral Center

200 Military Road

P.O. Box 37

St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5

Tel: (709) 726-3660

Fax: (709) 753-5600

The Archbishop

Archbishop Martin W. Currie, D.D.


Secretary to the Archbishop

Mrs. Janet Stead 

Tel: (709) 726-3660 | Ext 230

Fax: (709) 753-5600


Executive Assistant to the Archbishop

Ms. Anne Walsh 

Tel: (709) 726-3660 | Ext 233

Fax: (709) 753-5600


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