Today we celebrated a sung Requiem Mass for Ken Richardson. The church was full for this celebration of Ken’s life and our prayers for the repose of his soul. In his Homily Father Martin outlined some of the many features of Ken’s life and, especially, how much he had done for St. Augustine’s Church from the time it was built until quite recently when illness had slowed him down. He had served as Church Treasurer, a role now taken by his son-in-law. When the church suffered the devastating fire, Ken had been at the forefront of working to restore the damage done by the fire and the water that put the fire out. Ken was a Yorkshire man and tomorrow he will be taken to St. Helen’s Church, Waddington for the interment on Wednesday. Waddington is the village where Ken as a young serviceman met Mary his wife and St. Helen’s is the church where they were married.
Donations for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity in memory of Ken can be given to Father Martin or can be sent to the Co-op Funeral Directors.
Jesu mercy – Mary pray.
May he Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory