|Mgr Canon Jeff in Canonical robes|
Over 9 years he bore his medical condition with courage going to the Lord on 3rd February 2014.
Fr Tom Mulvey was the first Diocesan Youth Service Director from 1964-1967, based at Bishop’s House, Hove and attending a Youth Work Course at Swansea University College. Born in Ireland on 8th January 1928 he trained at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh 1948-1954 serving as Curate in Stockwell, Burgess Hill, Sevenoaks and Hove. He was Parish Priest in Woodingdean, Eastbourne, St. Agnes, West Grinstead, Molesey, Angmering, Leatherhead and Newhaven before retiring to Ireland in 1999. At different stages of his priestly life Fr. Tom explored religious life and this searching explains why some of his appointments were for just two or three years. He retired to Castlepollard, Westmeath, dying there on 3rd February 2014. The Parish Priest of St Michael’s, Castlepollard, Fr. Patrick Moore, kept an eye on him and conducted his funeral.
Whilst at West Grinstead his devotion to St Sharbel Makhluf (Feastday 24th July) grew and his name was given to his retirement home. A quiet man with a disarming smile. (Sorry no photo currently available)
|Fr Kevin onboard a beloved steam train|
He retired to East Grinstead in 2012 but all too soon he was diagnosed with a condition which led to his death at St Raphael’s, Danehill on 5th March 2014.
Fr Kevin was known for membership of his support group, the Council of Priests and his gregarious nature with clergy and faithful alike. For many years he was the Spiritual Director of the Catholic Women’s League in the Diocese.
A much loved priest called all too soon to his heavenly reward.