John McNamee was born in Glasgow on 22 February, 1943. He studied at Ushaw College from 1960 to 1968. On 6 March, 1968 he was ordained to the priesthood at St Aidan’s, Wythenshawe, Manchester.
Fr McNamee began his ministry as a curate at St Catherine’s in Sheffield. He also served as a curate at St Peter’s in Doncaster, St Joseph’s, Keighley and The Annunciation, Chesterfield.
In 1982 he was appointed as Parish Priest at English Martyrs, Mexborough.
Six years later he became the Parish Priest at Christ the King ,Rossington. He served the community of Christ the King for twenty seven years.
He was also Episcopal Vicar for Education and the Chairman of the Schools’ Commission.
Fr McNamee retired on 1 August, 2015.
He died on 26 October, 2018.
May he rest in peace.