Archbishop Martin W. Currie, D.D.

Archbishop Martin William Currie was born in Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia, on December 11, 1943, the third of nine children of Everett and Mabel (Walsh) Currie. Upon graduation from Sheet Harbour High School in 1961, he studied at St. Francis Xavier University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1964. That same year he entered the Seminary, Halifax, and was ordained to the priesthood in Sheet Harbour on May 12, 1968.

From 1968-1974, Fr. Currie served as assistant in St. Patrick’s Parish, Halifax and St. Charles Parish, Amherst. From 1975-1980 he served in the Archdiocesan mission parish of San Jose Obrero, Chiclayo, Peru. Fr. Currie served as pastor in several parishes including St. Joseph’s Parish, Bridgewater, St. Norbert’s Parish, Lunenburg and St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Dartmouth. He served as Chaplain at the Halifax County Regional Rehabilitation Centre and was appointed Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Halifax in 1992.

Following a brief study period in Israel, Msgr. Currie was appointed Chancellor of the Archdiocese in 1994 working full time. In 1995, while remaining Chancellor and Vicar General, Msgr. Currie was elected Administrator of the Archdiocese, serving in this capacity for a year.

In 1999, Msgr. Currie became pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Truro while continuing to serve as Vicar General of the Archdiocese, member of the Personnel Board and as Archdiocesan Representative at the Atlantic School of Theology. In addition, he served as Chaplain to the RCMP. Msgr. Currie has been Chaplain of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Archdiocesan Director of Propagation of the Faith. He has served on the boards of Nova Scotia Drug Dependency, St. Mary’s University and St. Vincent’s Guest House.


  • 7th Archbishop of St. John’s & 13th Bishop
  • Born: December 11, 1943
  • Ordained to Priesthood: May 12, 1968
  • Ordained to Episcopate: Jan. 31, 2001
  • Bishop of Grand Falls: 2001-2007
  • Appointed Archbishop of St. John’s: Oct. 18, 2007
  • Took Canonical Possession of the Archdiocese: Nov. 30, 2007

Archbishop's Office

Office of the Archbishop

Pastoral Centre 

Suite 402, 33 Pippy Place

St. John's, NL

A1B 3X2

T: 709 726 3660

The Archbishop 

Archbishop Peter J. Hundt