Fr Phillip Hicks msc

Fr Phillip Hicks msc

Fr Phillip Hicks msc is our Parish Priest here at St Brigid’s and was born in 1945. He is the eldest of seven children. The family lived firstly in Cammeray and then from 1949 until 1984 in Mowbray Road, Willougby. He went as a small boy to Lorretto, Kirribilli and then to St. Aloysuis college at Milson’s Point.

Fr Phil joined the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in their novitiate at Douglas Park in January 1963. he studied in Canberra including ANU and Melbourne and was ordained priest in OLSH Church, Randwick in May 1973, with Fr Bob Irwin msc.

Fr Phil,  has been in five MSC colleges in Australia, including many leadership roles, and 13 years in Papaua New Guinea, mainly in formation of young men for priesthood. In 2003 Fr Phil returned to Sydney and was at Willougby from 2005 to 2014. He has been involved as a formator for MSC aspirants for priesthood for over 20 years. in Papua  New Guinea and Australia from 1993 to 2012. He came to Coogee in 2015 as Parish Priest and enjoys pastoral work here in our parish and school.

Former Parish Priests:

  • Fr Terry Bowman msc (From 2005 to 2015)
  • Fr Des Holmes (From 2000 to 2005)