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Born 22 November 1852

Ordained 4 June 1876

Died  27 December 1909

Born St Oudend, Utrecht, Holland, he studied at the seminary in Reisenburg, Holland, and came from a well known family. His brother Albert was Dean of Leenwarden and a Dutch Knight. John was ordained in Holland on Whit Sunday 1876 and came to the Diocese in 1877 at the invitation of Bishop Vaughan.

He went as assistant to St Patrick, Livesey Street 1877-1880 but fell seriously ill. Upon recovery he went first to Pleasington Priory and to St Joseph's Bury 1880-1885 as assistant to Fr Fraser. He was asked to start a new mission in the Elton part of Bury.  Ill health again intervened and he spent 18 months convalescing, serving later as chaplain to Bury Convent.  He was the founder rector of St Charles, Rishton 1886-1892, then moved to St John, Ivy Street, Burnley 1892-1896, again as founder rector, and to St Mary, Radcliffe 1896-1902, and at St Mary, Ashton under Lyne 1902-1906.

His final post was as Missionary Rector at St Mary, Osbaldeston 1906-1909.  He died in his home land at St Oda Geoticht, Oedenrade, after six months of illness.

He founded the parishes of Guardian Angels, Elton, according to his Obituary, although Fr Pozzi is generally given as the first resident priest St Charles, Rishton and St John Burnley.

References

PV1-142, Obituary Harvest 1910 p 40; Obituary Almanac 1911.

Churches on Line, Salford Archives. (no longer available http://www.churches-online.org.uk/salfordarchives/page6.html)