The Mill Hill General Superior and his Councillors reside in England. During their term of office they implement the policies and decisions of the General Chapter. From headquarters they conduct visitations of the Society’s mission areas and home regions.

Britain, like the rest of Europe, has ceased to be a significant source of vocations to the Mill Hill missionary priesthood, brotherhood and lay association. In the country of its birth, nevertheless, the Society continues to make a contribution to the Church’s missionary outreach. In England & Wales a partnership has existed since 1937 between the Society and the Association for the Propagation of the Faith. APF-Mill Hill is a constituent part of Missio-England & Wales. Mill Hill Missionaries and their collaborators are responsible for preaching mission appeals and enrolling supporters who pray for the missions and donate funds, via the famous red collection boxes, for missionary projects around the world. Local secretaries and promoters visit homes to empty the red boxes and to distribute copies of Mission Today, the magazine that provides readers in England and Wales with missionary news. APF-Mill Hill supporters are invited to annual diocesan reunions to receive the Church’s thanks, and to learn of the good their generosity has accomplished. Mill Hill priests, Brothers and Associates are also involved in organising parish gatherings aimed at strengthening a missionary  outlook in the local Church. Members who have returned from service overseas are also involved in the parish ministry, as well as in convent chaplaincies.

Since 1985 the Institute of St. Anselm, founded by a Mill Hill Missionary in the seaside town of Margate, has been providing training courses in community and pastoral leadership, in an international setting, for members of religious congregations and lay people. Mill Hill priests form part of the institute’s staff.

Members of the Society who hail from Britain, and who are elderly or infirm, live in community in a retirement home administered by the Society in collaboration with the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph or ‘Mill Hill Sisters’. Retired members assist in parishes when requested, serve as chaplains to local convents and participate in local prayer groups.

At the Society’s Central Archive work goes on to preserve its documentary and photographic history, and to serve when possible the interests of academic researchers as well as the relations of former missionaries.

In Scotland, Mill Hill Missionaries are also involved in missionary preaching and fund-raising, on an equal footing with other missionary congregations. Additional support comes through events organised by the Friends of Mill Hill. The Glasgow Mill Hill community contribute to faith animation in the local church through retreats and recollection days, and by offering series of talks during the liturgical seasons. Awareness of the missionary vocation of all Christians, as well as prayer and active support for Mill Hill mission projects, is fostered through the distribution of St. Joseph’s Advocate, the Society’s Scottish publication, and by the hosting of an annual Mission Day. As in other regions of the Society, devotion to its ‘Father & Founder’ is fostered through an annual Novena to Saint Joseph.

Society Leadership

Regional Representative

Fr Dermot Byrne mhm
Regional Office
Vaughan House,
15, Verdun Avenue,
Salford M6 8FS.

Tel. 0161 707 6242.
Mob. 07477 078070

Regional Council
Fr Stephen Botto mhm
Fr Paul Mooney mhm
Fr Mark Connolly mhm
Fr Gerry Hastie mhm

Regional Vocations Contact Person
Fr Dermot Byrne mhm

Regional Finance Office

Regional Bursar

Fr Stephen Botto mhm
High Thorn
Pittington Road
Rainton Gate
Houghton Le Spring

+44 191 383 0351

Assistant Regional Bursar
Ms Trish Glen
17 Tenter Terrace
Durham DH1 4RD
United Kingdom

+44 191 383 0351
(Wed&Fri 9.30-4.00pm)

Mill Hill Houses

Herbert House: Rector

Fr Vincent Oates mhm
41 Victoria Road
Liverpool L37 1LW

+44 1704 835 841
+44 1704 835 833 (Office)

Glasgow: Rector

Fr Bernard Fox mhm
St Joseph’s House
Lourdes Avenue
Glasgow G52 3QU

+44 141 8830139
+44 141 8825791 (fax)
+44 07852737090

Durham: Rector

Fr Stephen Botto mhm
High Thorn
Pittington Road
Rainton Gate
Houghton Le Spring

+44 191 383 0351


APF-Mill Hill

Red Box Fundraising Director

Mr Stephen Davies
23 Eccleston Square,

Telephone: 020 7821 9755

Mobile: 07793 038 065

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