In memoriam

Since January 2019, a list of recently deceased clergy and Religious has been maintained at the front page of this website. As the list lengthens, it seems better that a shorter list of entries remain on the front page, but the full list be carried to this one.

For their gift of life and love to the people of our Diocese, we are eternally grateful. Eternal rest grant unto them, o Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace, Amen.


2020

  • The Reverend Father Michael Horrax (+), priest of the Diocese (d. November the 3rd)
  • The Reverend Father Terence Fellows (+), priest of the Diocese (d. September the 26th)
  • Sister Philippa Kohlbecker (+), of the community of the Sisters of Mercy (d. July the 5th)
  • Sister Rita Wynn (+), of the community of the Sisters of Mercy (d. June the 28th)
  • Sister Breege Leddy (+), of the community of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace (d. June the 1st)
  • The Reverend Father Richard Adam OCSO (+), of the community of Mount Saint Bernard abbey (d. May the 22nd)
  • The Reverend Father Joseph McGovern (+), priest of the Diocese (d. April the 13th)
  • Sister Mary Gonzalvo OP (+), of the community of the Dominican Sisters at Leicester (d. April the 16th)
  • The Reverend Father Stephan Foster (+), priest of the Diocese (d. April the 12th, Easter Sunday)
  • Sister Angela Gallagher (+) of the Sisters of Mercy, aka. Sister Mary Peter, long-time teacher at schools in the diocese (d. April the 8th)
  • The Reverend Father John Moakler (+), of the Cistercian community at Mount S. Bernard abbey (d. April the 8th)
  • The Reverend Canon John Emile Joseph Berry (+), priest of the Diocese (d. March the 25th)
  • The Reverend Father Eamonn O'Hara (+), priest of the Diocese (d. March the 8th)
  • Sister Rita Popple (+), of the Rosminian Sisters of Providence, of Loughborough (d. February the 22nd)
  • Sister Evelyn Sheridan (+), of the Sisters of S. Joseph of Peace, late of the Rearsby convent (d. February the 22nd)
  • The Reverend Canon Colin Taylor (+), priest of the Diocese (d. February the 19th)
  • Sister Ellen McGrath (+), of the Sisters of Mercy of Derby (d. February the 20th)
  • Sister Carmel Fitzpatrick (+), of the Sisters of Mercy of Derby (d. January the 23rd)
  • The Reverend Monsignor Joseph Phelan (+), priest of the Diocese (d. January the 10th)
  • Sister Mary Peter Silke (+), of the Rosminian Sisters of Providence, of Loughborough (d. January the 8th)

  • 2019

  • The Reverend Mister James Baxter (+), deacon of the Diocese
  • Sister Mary Herbert OSC (+), one time member of the Newry Poor Clares and former resident at the Cathedral (d. June the 13th)
  • The Reverend Father Neil McLaughlin (+), priest of the Diocese (d. June the 2nd)
  • Sister Dolores Whyte PBVM (+), of the community in Matlock (d. April the 27th)
  • Sister Christianne Champalbert CRSF (+), of the community of S. Francis' House, Nottingham (d. April the 18th)
  • The Reverend Mister John Parker (+), deacon of the Diocese (d. April the 10th)
  • The Reverend Father Fabian Radcliffe OP (+), of the community at Holy Cross, Leicester (d. April the 1st)
  • Sister Dolores Murphy PBVM (+), of the Sisters' Care Centre in Matlock (d. February the 18th)
  • The Reverend Mister Ray Faghy (+), deacon of the Diocese (d. February the 23rd)
  • The Reverend Mister Bernard Croft (+), deacon of the Diocese
  • Sister Eucharia FSM (+), long-time staff member at S. Hugh's College, Tollerton (d. January the 5th)

  • 2018

    • The Reverend Father Thomas Breslin (+), priest of the Diocese (d. December the 8th)