Father Peter Madden RIP

Peter Madden walked with us on some of our earliest pilgrimages, and remained good friends with several pilgrims for the following decades.

From the Southwark Diocesan website:

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Peter Madden who died on Saturday 16th December 2017

May he rest in peace

Funeral arrangements:

St Paul’s Catholic Church, Dover (CT16 1RU)

Reception of Body into the Church
Sunday 21st January 2018, prior to a Parish Mass at 5pm

Funeral Mass
St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church Dover (CT16 1RU)
Monday 22nd January 12noon

Update 2 Jan 18

Archbishop Peter Smith will preside at The Funeral Mass on Monday 22nd at Midday. Fr Peter asked to be buried in Canterbury City Cemetery, Westgate Court Avenue, Canterbury CT2 8JL. We estimate the cortege will arrive there at 2.15. Fr. Peter was very keen on everyone, all of you and ministers and people from other churches, being invited to a reception in Dover Town Hall. A hot meal will be served, for those not going to the cemetery, from 1.45 and then again at about 3.30 for those who travelled to Canterbury. If you are not going to go to the cemetery please consider going along to the first sitting to welcome Fr Peter’s guests and clerical friends.

4 thoughts on “Father Peter Madden RIP”

  1. My Mum walked with Father Peter on the earlier walks and we have kept in touch over the years.
    May he now be at peace and free from pain.

  2. In 1994, I walked with Fr. Peter. I can never forget his words of wisdom during his sermon, “God, quite often, gives us not what we ask for but what we need.”

  3. Update 2 Jan 18

    Archbishop Peter Smith will preside at The Funeral Mass on Monday 22nd at Midday. Fr Peter asked to be buried in Canterbury City Cemetery, Westgate Court Avenue, Canterbury CT2 8JL. We estimate the cortege will arrive there at 2.15. Fr. Peter was very keen on everyone, all of you and ministers and people from other churches, being invited to a reception in Dover Town Hall. A hot meal will be served, for those not going to the cemetery, from 1.45 and then again at about 3.30 for those who travelled to Canterbury. If you are not going to go to the cemetery please consider going along to the first sitting to welcome Fr Peter’s guests and clerical friends. 

  4. Such sad news to hear. Fr Peter was the one who introduced me to the walking pilgrimages, whilst he was our curate at Tolworth. My first experience was joining at a very wet Windsor enroute to Walsingham and wondering what I’d let myself in for. Thankfully, good friends and happy memories were made.
    It is fantastic that it is still going strong and I look forward to welcoming you all to Buckfast Abbey (my place of work) this coming summer.

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