Father John Harvey


Fr John joined the Royal Army Medical Corps at the age of 15 retiring after 40 years service in 1998. He is married to Janet, they have 2 daughters and 4 grand children. Military service permitting they have been attending St Augustine’s Aldershot since 1974

On retirement from the army he trained as an Ordained Local Minister on the Guildford Diocesan Ministry Course and was ordained to the Priesthood in July 2002.

He says “As a youngster in Devon I came under the influence of a devoted parish priest. He taught me the fundamentals of the Catholic faith, which I have never forgotten and I can trace the stirrings of my calling back to him, Having had the good fortune to experience during my travels at home and abroad most of what the Anglican Church has to offer my roots remain firmly in the Catholic Tradition The support and encouragement I have received from family, friends, colleagues and the people of St Augustine’s, has been inspirational”.