Our Parish is located in the beautiful corners of North West Suffolk (Forest Heath District) and of South West Norfolk (Breckland District). There are large areas of Thetford Forest, fen countryside and the two main towns of Brandon and Mildenhall within the parish.
Fr Luke Goymour, MA, STB, was born and raised in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. After leaving school he pursued careers in both the golf and leisure industries before discerning a call to serve God as a priest. He was accepted as a student for the Diocese of East Anglia and sent to Oscott College, Birmingham, to study for the priesthood in 2004. Whilst at Oscott he gained two degrees in Theology and Philosophy, one from the University of Birmingham and the other from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in Belgium.
Fr Luke was ordained priest on July 10th, 2010, by the late Bishop Michael Evans. Following his ordination, he served as an assistant priest in parishes in Norwich and Ipswich serving also as a prison chaplain, hospital chaplain, and working in youth and children’s ministry.
In 2015 Fr Luke was given permission by Bishop Alan Hopes to move outside the Diocese and serve as a parish youth-worker to St Augustine’s Catholic Parish, Tunbridge Wells, in the Archdiocese of Southwark. During that time, he obtained a Masters in Pastoral Theology from Heythrop College (University of London) specialising in Liturgy, Mission and Youth Ministry.
On returning to the Diocese in 2017 Bishop Alan appointed him as full-time chaplain to the Diocesan Youth Service and the Ignite Youth Mission Team. In September 2018, at the request of the Bishop, Fr Luke became the parish priest of St Thomas of Canterbury and St John the Evangelist in Brandon and Mildenhall. He continues his role as the Diocesan Youth Chaplain, albeit part time.
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Our church in Brandon is a small brick-built church located just outside Brandon on Brandon Road heading towards the village of Weeting. As you drive North through Brandon you need to go over the River Bridge, over the Railway lines and turn immediately to your left towards Weeting. Go past the junction on your immediate left, past the corner house and we are on the left behind a low hedge. Parking, though limited, is available in front of the Church. Welcome!
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Our church in Mildenhall is not in the centre of town but was placed on the Saint John’s Estate to the northeast of the town to help provide a Christian presence. To find us you need to find your way to College Heath Road. The Council Offices are situated on this road so it is well signposted. Heading North, follow the road round and turn off into the Estate on Saint John’s Close. The church, a red-brick building, is situated near the shop and community centre; there is plenty of parking available. The entrance is on the opposite side of the church from the car park.
Brandon, Santon Downham, Weeting, Elveden, North Wold, Methwold, Methwold Hyth, Feltwell, Hockwold cum Weeting, Lakenheath, Eriswell, Holywell Row, Beck Row, Thistly Green, West Row, Worlington, Barton Mills, Freckenham, Red Lodge, Herringwell, Tuddenham. In addition the Centre Parks Holiday village at Elveden is within the parish, as are the RAF bases of RAF Lakenheath, RAF Mildenhall and RAF Feltwell, all currently in use by the US Air Force.
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The Presbytery for our parish priest is found off Rattlers road which stretches between London Road and Bury Road in Brandon.