Damian Feeney comes from Thornton Cleveleys in Lancashire, and was educated locally and at Durham University. After eight years teaching music he entered ordination training at Chichester Theological College and was ordained as a deacon in 1994, and as a priest in 1995. He has served in parishes in Harrogate and in the Preston area, as well as undertaking church planting and mission work. From 2009 to 2015 he served as Vice-Principal and Director of Pastoral Studies at St. Stephen’s House, a Permanent Private Hall of Oxford University and one of the Church of England’s Theological Colleges.
In May 2015 he took up a new post as Parish Priest at Holy Trinity Ettingshall, in Wolverhampton, and Mission Advisor to the Catholic parishes of the Diocese of Lichfield. In October 2015 he was elected as a member of the Church of England’s General Synod.
He is married to Fiona, a Primary School Headteacher based in Wolverhampton, (pictured above) and they have three grown up children.
He is keen on music, fine arts, sport, films, reading, current affairs, food and drink.
He is a passionate supporter of Blackpool Football Club, and is a season ticket rebel, having vowed not to pay a penny more to the Oyston family.