Fr Mark came to the diocese in September 2002, having completed 4 years of seminary training in Valladolid and Rome. To get orientated within the diocese he completed a year at Sacred Hearts, in Charlton Kings and gave administrative support to the Diocesan Safeguarding Office in Alexander House, Bristol. At the end of this year he completed his seminary formation by completing a Mission Theology Degree in London
He was ordained to the priesthood at Clifton Cathedral in July 2005 and was appointed to Holy Rood in Swindon.
After a year, Bishop Declan Lang invited Fr Mark to become parish priest at St Thomas More’s in Cheltenham. In 2008 he moved to Christ the King Parish, Amesbury.
In September 2017, Fr Mark became parish priest at Sacred Hearts, Charlton Kings.
In addition to the usual parish pastoral work Fr Mark has been a a Foundation governor – holding the position of Vice Chair and Chair of Governors, a hospital chaplain and a chaplain to Fanning the Flame. Fr Mark has also been out to South Africa, Mozambique and the Philippines and has supported aid projects through the connections he made with a number of the missionary societies while studying in London.