UPDATE January 2021


Fr. Patrick Toohey was appointed the administrator priest of Scarborough on 1st January 2021. He’s responsible for the parish of Scarborough until Easter 2021 whilst Fr. Grant Gorddard, the Parish Priest is recovering from ill-health. Father Patrick has worked in the parishes of North Beach, Goomalling, and Embleton. He was ordained a priest in the same ceremony as Father Grant in 2015.


Fr Grant Gorddard came to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in July 2018 as Parish Administrator. He was then installed as Parish Priest on 8 September 2019. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Perth on 1 August 2015 and was then appointed to St Brigid's Parish, Midland, as Assistant Priest. Fr Grant's brother, Fr Stephen Gorddard, was also ordained to the priesthood at the same time and serves in the Archdiocese of Perth.

Click here to watch a video of Fr Grant's vocation story.