The Reverend Deacon Michael Kennedy is a Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese of Southwark. He was born in Park Royal, North London in 1967, and his family moved to Battersea, London in 1971. He has lived in Battersea ever since. He is the eldest of three Children. He was educated at Sacred Heart Primary School Battersea (on the old Trott Street) and went to the Salesian College in Battersea for his Secondary Education. He is the Diocesan Chancery Administrator of the Archdiocese of Southwark and works during the week at Archbishop’s House, Southwark, having joined the staff in 1987. For over 15 years he was the Master of Ceremonies to Bishop Howard Tripp when he was Auxiliary Bishop and Area Bishop for the South West Area of the Diocese. He has been Diocesan Chancery Administrator since 1994. He serves as an Advocate on the Interdiocesan Marriage Tribunal of Second Instance of Southwark.
Deacon Michael was ordained on 10th June 2006 by Archbishop Kevin McDonald having completed studies at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, nr Guildford and exercises his ministry in the Parish of the Sacred Heart, Battersea, which is in the care of the Salesians of Don Bosco. He is involved in many aspects of Parish life and is committed to the promotion of good Catholic Education and to developing and sustaining the Home School Parish link For a number of years Deacon Michael was the Diocesan Director of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes and was involved in the organisation and promotion of the pilgrimage.
In his spare time, he likes to read, listen to music, and from time to time go to the cinema and concerts. He enjoys travel and would like to do more!!