Fr John Taylor RIP

With sadness we have learnt of the death of one of our longest serving and much loved parish priests, Fr John Taylor, on Tuesday 20th February at St Michael’s Care Home, Clacton-on-Sea.

Fr John was born on 24 June 1929 in Walthamstow. Following his ordination on 5 May 1968 by Bishop Wall he served as Assistant Priest at Our Lady of Lourdes & St Joseph, Leigh-on-Sea (1968-1970) and Our Lady Immaculate, Chelmsford (1970-1974). He was appointed as Parish Priest of Our Lady & St Joseph, Stanford-le-Hope (1974-1979); St Edward the Confessor, Romford (1979-1990); Our Lady and St George, Walthamstow (1990-1991) and finally here at St Joseph’s from 1991 until his retirement in 2011. There are many personal tributes to him on our parish Facebook page demonstrating how much his kind and generous ministry was appreciated.

His funeral Mass will take place at 12 noon on Wednesday 20th March at the parish church of Our Lady of Light, Clacton-on-Sea. We will be arranging a coach from the parish and we will also announce a requiem Mass in the parish in due course. Fr John’s body will rest overnight in the chapel at St Michael’s Care Home (the reception of his body into the chapel will be a private service).

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