Martin Chambers was born in 1964 and baptised at St Paul’s Church, Shettleston, Glasgow. He was educated at St Mary’s Primary, Irvine, Guardian Angels Primary, Bury, St Vincent’s College, Langbank and St Mary’s College, Blairs. His Senior Seminary was the Royal Scots College, Spain – both at Valladolid and then Salamanca – where he graduated with a Bachelor of Sacred Theology.
Fr Martin was ordained at St Mary’s, Irvine on 25th August 1989. In the Diocese of Galloway, he has been an assistant priest at St John’s, Stevenston; administrator at St Sophia’s, Galston and St Paul’s, Hurlford; and Parish Priest at St Thomas’ Muirkirk, St Bride’s, West Kilbride, St John’s, Stevenston, St Sophia’s, Galston and presently at St Matthew’s and Mount Carmel parishes, Kilmarnock. He also served five years on the Missions serving with the Missionary Society of St James in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
He has served as a chaplain to HCPT-the Pilgrimage Trust which takes disabled and disadvantaged children to Lourdes each Easter week. From his time as a missionary, he continues to promote missionary awareness in the Diocese and further afield.
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