Fr Alexander Obiorah
Fr Alexander Chukwudi Obiorah hails from Eziowelle, South East of Nigeria. He was born on 10th April 1975 and grew up in Onitsha. After his Primary School education, he studied in the seminaries of St. Paul (Minor Seminary), Ukpor, All Hallows, Onitsha, St Joseph, Ikot-Ekpene (Philosophy), and Blessed Iwene Tansi Major Seminary, Onitsha (Theology). He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Onitsha on August 27th 2005, by Cardinal Francis Arinze. After ordination he was appointed as a teacher and spiritual director at the Spiritual year Seminary and Chaplain for Catholic Students and Staff of National Metallurgical Training Institute Onitsha. He also gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from National Teachers Institute, Sokoto. In 2012 he was appointed Parish Priest of St Albert the Great Parish, Oraukwu. In 2014 he was asked to go to Australia and became assistant priest at Mersey Leven Parish in Tasmania for two years before becoming Parish Administrator of Circular Head Parish and Star of the Sea Parish, King Island. In August 2019 Fr Alex came to Scotland where he now serves as Assistant Priest in the parishes of St Mary's Lochee, St Leonard & St Fergus’, and St Columba's.