Monsignor Antony Conlon R.I.P.

Your charitable prayers are requested for the eternal repose of the soul of Monsignor Conlon who died on Low Sunday at the Sue Ryder Hospice in Reading, where he had been receiving end of life care. He had been suffering with cancer for some time.

Father was born in Dublin, Ireland on 14 July 1949 and ordained to the Holy Priesthood at Westminster Cathedral by Cardinal Hume in May 1979.

He was at one time chaplain at the Oratory School, Reading, and latterly served as Parish Priest at Goring on Thames and Woodcote.

He came to the Island on several occasions both for a holiday and to assist with Masses. In 2008 he conducted a wedding and celebrated a Nuptial Mass at St. Mary’s, Ryde and in 2012 he assisted Fr. Glaysher with the Holy Week / Easter Triduum Services. A wonderful, caring and inspiring priest, he loved his vocation and gave a life of service to others.

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