Canon John Koenig, Parish Priest 1994-2019

Canon John Koenig outside the Presbytery, 2009Canon John Koenig. (1994-2019) Born 30th August 1946, of Austrian parents, in Beaconsfield, Bucks. He studied at the English College, Rome and was ordained priest 18th September 1970 in his home parish of Our Lady of Peace, Burnham, Bucks. His first appointment was in Our Lady & English Martyrs Cambridge 1971-1973. He took a degree in Canon Law 1973-1975 and became curate in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Wellingborough 1975-1979. Canon John was Parish Priest in Wolverton, Milton Keynes 1979-1986 and then in Thrapston with Raunds, 1986-1994. He moved to become Parish Priest in Kettering Parish in September 1994. He has been an assistant on the diocesan marriage tribunal since 1976, Vice-officialis since 1980. He has been a Canon of Northampton Cathedral Chapter since 1997 and Canon Penitentiary since 2000.
Following a period of ill-health in September 2019 it was decided that Canon John would retire and become part of a group of retired priests who help out in other parishes. He will be greatly missed by St. Edward’s Parish who have appreciated his love, wisdom and gentleness.