Fr Philip Beisly
Philip Beisly was born and brought up in Weston-Super-Mare. He went to school at the town's Catholic primary, Corpus Christi.
After studying English at Cambridge University, Philip's work in adult education led to a move north to Derbyshire.
However, he returned to his Weston roots and became involved in conservation and environmental issues working with the voluntary sector and developing a number of community projects.
In September 2001 Philip began his studies for the priesthood at St John's Seminary, Wonersh. He was ordained by Bishop Declan on 9th July 2005.
Amongst his personal interests is studying local history and he has written and published a number of books including two about Weston-Super-Mare's intriguing past.