Of your charity, please pray for the Repose of the Soul of Canon John Gunn, Retired Priest of the Archdiocese, who died on Wednesday 31st May at St Joseph’s Care Home, Harborne, aged 91.

He was ordained on 18th March, 1967 and ministered to the parishes of Holy Cross, West Bromwich and Corpus Christi, Coventry.

He was then appointed parish priest of St Ambrose Barlow, Hall Green, in 1979 and led the community until his retirement in 2015.

We pray for Canon John’s family, friends, his former parishioners and all who mourn him.

May he Rest in Peace.

Canon John’s body will be received into St Joseph’s Chapel, Queen’s Park Road, Harborne, B32 2LB on Monday 26 June at 7pm, followed by the celebration of Holy Mass.

The Funeral Mass will take place at St Ambrose Barlow RC Church, Lakey Lane, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8QU on Tuesday 27 June at 12 noon.

Archbishop Bernard Longley presiding.

The burial will take place at Oscott College Cemetery.

A Mémoire of the Very Reverend Canon John Gunn 1932 – 2023