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Father Gary Dowsey was born in London, England. He was ordained to the Priesthood on July 12th 1980 at St. Mary's Church, Great Yarmouth, situated on the east coast of England. His first appointment was as an assistant priest to the parish of Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge. In 1983 he became the private secretary to the Bishop of East Anglia, a position he held for six years. During this time he was also Diocesan Communications Officer, Chaplain to the University of East Anglia and priest in charge of the parish of the Annunciation, Poringland, Norwich. In 1989 he established a new parish, dedicated to St. Luke, in the city of Peterborough. In 1994 Father Gary moved to Bristol and worked in High School ministry. 1997 brought him closer to his hometown of London as assistant priest to the Cathedral parish of St. Mary and St. Helen, Brentwood, Essex. This appointment included the position of Catholic Chaplain to the University in Chelmsford. After twenty years in the priesthood Father Gary was granted a sabbatical which brought him to the United States. After serving nearly three years at St. James in Port Richey and one year at Nativity in Brandon, he applied to be incardinated into the Diocese of St. Petersburg. This was granted in January 2007 while he was serving at St. Jerome, Indian Rocks Beach. Father Gary was appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes on July 1st 2007.
You can visit Fr. Gary at
Our Lady of Lourdes
700 San Salvador Dr, Dunedin, FL
(727) 733-3606
on the web at www.ourladydunedin.org

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