Assistant Priest

Parish of St Bede's

“Preach the Gospel in season and out of season”

Tel: 020 8674 3704

Fr Romany Shenouda

Fr Romany is from the Coptic Catholic Eparchy of Sohag (Lycopolis) in Upper Egypt. He was born in 1979 in Tahta which is a very special place in the history of Egyptian Catholicism where the Franciscans reestablished a mission in union with Rome in the late 17th Century. Later the Coptic Catholic Seminary was founded there in 1898 and Fr Romany was one of the last priests to be educated there. He finished his formation in the Major Seminary in Maadi in Cairo. He was ordained on 15th February 2005 in his home village in El Makhalfa, near Tahta which is entirely Catholic. Fr Romany has been in many parishes and was responsible for the remarkable achievement of building a new Church in Galawaya (in which St Bede’s had a small part to play and at which fr CB attended the Consecration in February 2013). He was Diocesan Youth Chaplain for 5 years, Chaplain of The Legion of Mary and initiated Sohag’s Handicapped Fellowship. He hopes to be able to offer Mass in Arabic in both Coptic and Latin Rites.


Tel: 020 8674 3704