Pastoral Team

Parish Priest

Our parish priest is  the Rev. David O’Donnell.  His telephone number is: 029 2059 1503.
You can email him at parish.priest @ stfrancisandstclares.org.uk


Permanent Deacons

Rev Professor Maurice Francis Scanlon BSc, MD, FRCP

Maurice was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1948. He married to Susan in 1972 and they have 3 children (Helen, Judith, Matthew) and 3 grandchildren so far (Gabriela, Megan, Joseph).

He qualified in Medicine at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1973) and is now Consultant Physician and Director of Research and Development with the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust (Heath Hospital) and Professor of Endocrinology at Cardiff University School of Medicine (University Hospital of Wales).

He has been a relationship Counsellor with Marriage Care since 1991, is a former Non-executive Director of the Linacre Foundation for Health Care Ethics and is currently Vice Chairman (Wales) of the Catholic Union of Great Britain.

Maurice was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Cardiff on 14th July 2007, in St Francis Church.

You’ll find Maurice at:
117, Pencisely Road, Llandaff, Cardiff CF5 1DL
Tel: 029 2021 2651
Mob: 07747038274


Rev John Aubrey Mullin ACII Chartered Insurer

John was born in Southampton, Hampshire in 1946. He and his wife Barbara were married in Sutton, Surrey in 1973 and they have one son Timothy.

John has been an insurer all his working life and is part owner of an insurance business that specialises in legal expenses and is based in Cardiff. He is a member of The Worshipful Company of Insurers and a Freeman of The City of London.

When living in the Home Counties he served for 15 years as a member of the London Borough of Sutton and was Mayor in 1986/87. He was a former director of Genesis when connected to the All Party Group for Small Business at Westminster. He has served as a member of the Financial Services Information Group set up by the Welsh Assembly Government and is a past Chairman of Peterson Super Ely Community Council.

John was ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Cardiff on 10th July 2010, in St Francis Church.

You’ll find John at:
Cam Nesaf, Peterston super Ely, Vale of Glamorgan CF5 6LH
Tel: 01446 760856
Mob: 07836 249769

Parish Sisters

The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul.

You’ll find the Parish Sisters at 200 Grand Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 4HX.
Their telephone number is: 029 2067 9594 or email: elydcs@yahoo.co.uk