Fr Ed Hone

Dean of St Edmund’s College

Fr Ed, newly appointed Dean of St Edmund’s, was educated at the universities of Durham and Kent. Ordained in London 1988, he worked in Redemptorist Publications, writing, editing and managing the governing and editorial teams; he has published widely in the field of popular Catholic/Christian pastoral publications, and has worked part-time for publications for over 20 years.

As a member of the Redemptorist Order (Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer) Fr Ed has long been engaged in preaching parish missions, retreats, been occupied with youth ministry, adult lay formation, joint ecumenical projects, and helping re-invent a parish as an active model of mission. In Edinburgh, he led a team which actively engaged in the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival — promoting a Catholic Christian presence in the world’s biggest arts Festival. This deepened his engagement in an ecumenical, multi-faith and no-faith environment.

Fr Ed pursued further studies in Durham, and was appointed parish priest to the English-speaking community in Luxembourg, where he served for eight years, engaging even further in a multicultural, multi-linguistic environment.