Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Edward (Ted) Simpson, SCJ who died peacefully on Wednesday 13 April aged 92, in the company of members of his community, at St Bernard’s Residential Care Home in Solihull. He had been, until quite recently, resident at Olton Friary.

Last Wednesday, the Sacred Heart Fathers celebrated, together with Fr Edward, the 65th anniversary of his Ordination.

We pray for the Sacred Heart Fathers at Olton Friary, and all the Sacred Heart Fathers in the Diocese and beyond, the parishioners at Olton Friary, Fr Edward’s family and all those who mourn him. May he rest in peace.

Funeral Arrangements

Fr Edward’s Funeral will take place on Monday 2 May at Olton Friary, Solihull, at 11am. Refreshments will follow in the parish hall after the requiem and his burial will take place at the Community cemetery in Droitwich at 2.30pm. The vigil will be on Sunday night at 7.30pm.