Rev Fidelis Chukwu, born at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria to Late Samuel and Mrs Grace Chukwu both from Imo State Nigeria. The first of six children, four boys and two girls. He had his early education at Port Harcourt, Rivers State and later Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria and London.
Fidelis, studied for the Priesthood at the Major Seminary of Ss Peter and Paul Ibadan but left before completing his studies for ordination. He was later accepted for the diaconate in 1992 and studied at the Major Seminary at Wonersh, near Guildford. He was ordained in June 1995 by Bishop Howard Tripp.
Fidelis had worked as an engineer for many years both in Nigeria and United Kingdom. He worked in the London Boroughs of Brent and Ealing. He was a former Roman Catholic Chaplain at Her Majesty Prison Service at (HMPS) Hewell (formerly HMPS Blakenhurst, Brockhill ; Hewell Grange, Littlehey and Isis .
He is married to Clementina who is a Social Worker Manager in Lambeth. They have three Children – Uchechi, Ifeanyi and Chidimma. He likes active work.
Presently, he recently retired from Her Majesty Civil Service – the Prison Service and is full time member of the Clergy team in Roman Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Mount Camel and St. Joseph, and Sacred Heart Parish, Battersea, London. He is also presently the chaplain of Blessed Tansi Fraternity, and the co-ordinator of African Societies in Southwark Archdiocese.
In spare times he plays tennis, does a lot of reading and relaxes by listening to news and music, or play with the machine – computer.