By Con McHugh

The 2023 annual Mass for deceased clergy of the Coventry and Nuneaton Deanery* was celebrated on Tuesday 14 November at the Holy Family Church in Coventry at a new time of 1pm. 

The principle celebrant was Canon Paul Fitzpatrick, the Episcopal Vicar for the Pastoral Area of Coventry, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.

Many of the priests of the Deanery were present along with representatives from the parishes. Following Mass there were refreshments in the parish hall provided by parishioners of Holy Family.

Canon Tom Farrell, Dean of the Coventry and Nuneaton Deanery, said: "The Coventry and Nuneaton Deanery welcomed the opportunity to pray for the deceased clergy of the deanery, with people from around the parishes to attend the Mass and meet together afterwards over the buffet provided. 

"Our thanks to Fr Pat Brennan, the Parish Priest of Holy Family, and to the parishioners of Holy Family."

List of deceased priests of Coventry and Nuneaton Deanery

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Mass for Deceased Priests of Coventry and Nuneaton Deanery2023

*A Deanery is a group of parishes which can cover a wide area. It enables the sharing of resources amongst parishes in those areas and a strengthening of fraternal support among the priests and people in those areas. There are 11 Deaneries in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.