The motto chosen by Blessed John Henry Newman when he became a cardinal reflects our desire to be a community that:
We join with all who have cause to be grateful to God for the life and ministry of Father Peter Robertson who died peacefully in the care of very good friends on Sunday 10 August.
Fr Peter was just weeks short of celebrating his 80th birthday but regardless of his age he will be remembered for his boundless enthusiasm and his love for people. Countless numbers have good cause to be thankful and he spent ten of the happiest and most effective years of his ministry here in Warrington.
His association with us was renewed following his retirement and we were always delighted whenever he came to spend time with us.
To all who loved and admired him we send our sincere and heartfelt sympathy. To the God who blessed us with his life we say Thank you and we will keep his memory alive here over the coming years.
Fr Peter's Funeral took place on 20 August in a packed Saint Michael and All Angels Church Birkenhead.
Blest be the Lord, Blest be the Lord, the God of Mercy, the God who Saves!
I shall not fear the dark of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
For our part we will hold a celebration here in Warrington to share our own memories once the holiday season is over. As you know, Fr Peter loved being in company, talking, laughing and crying with anyone and everyone; it was one of his special gifts. So we will spend some time together in this way.
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ANDREW THORLEY and his friend Dave completed their Coast to Coast ride for CAFOD at Southport on Wednesday 30 July. CAFOD is currently supporting the many refugees in Syria, any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
The Church is preparing for a Synod on Family Life - join in the discussion by visiting the SYNOD ON FAMILY LIFE PAGE
Shrewsbury ... shall be a name 'as stirring to the heart as the glories we have lost'
John Henry Newman