Bideford Catholic Churches

Catholic churches of Bideford and Torrington

The Reverend Father Ralph Candy

Father Ralph Candy joined our Parishes in September 2016, from his appointment as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Spirit & St Edward's, Swanage.  Father Ralph was ordained 25th July 2014 at Plymouth. His family come from Dorset and still have a strong agricultural connection with the area.

He replaced Father Terence O'Donovan, who has retired, and returned to his family home in County Cork, Ireland.

Father Ralph left Bideford in August 2018 and is now Parish Priest at:-
"The Sacred Heart and St. Teresa of the Child Jesus"
Cecil Road, Paignton, TQ3 2SH