John W. Coppinger: Clergy With Credible Accusation of Sexual Abuse of Minors

John W. Coppinger

Father John W. Coppinger



Fr. John W. Coppinger, a Franciscan priest of the Archdiocese of New York, was removed from active ministry in May 2002 in the wake of an allegation that he had behaved inappropriately in the past.

Fr. John W. Coppinger was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New York in 1972 and worked at the following locations:

  • 1978-1985: St. Paul Friary, Graymoor, NY
  • 1981-1985: Holy Spirit, Peekskill, NY
  • 1986: SS. Peter and Paul’s, Mt. Vernon, NY (in residence)
  • 1987: Unknown
  • 1988: Sacred Heart, Dobbs Ferry, NY
  • 1989: Unknown
  • 1990-1991: St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center, Saranac Lake, NY
  • 1992-1996: Generate of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement – St. James Friary, Garrison, NY
    • 1992-1994: Archdiocese of Halifax, N.S. Canada
    • 1995: Archdiocese of Toronto, Canada
    • 1996: Holy Cross Parish, Toronto, Canada
  • 1997-2000: St. Bartholomew, Yonkers, NY (Pastoral Assoc.)
  • 2001-2002: Our Lady of Fatima Church, Scarsdale, NY

(Sources: The Official Catholic Directory &