Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr (Anthony) John Burns who died in the early hours of Wednesday 14th July 2021 at Aston Hall. He celebrated his 92nd birthday the day before, 13th July.

Fr John was ordained on 19th July 1953 and his first appointment was at Sacred Heart in Tunstall from 1953 to 1965. He was at Our Lady Immaculate in Warwick from 1965 to 1985; Our Lady and All Saints in Stourbridge from 1985 to 1990; St Mary’s in Leek from 1990 to 1996 and at Holy Trinity in Hethe from 1996 until his retirement in 2014.

We pray for Fr John’s family and friends, his former parishioners, and all those who mourn him. May he rest in peace.

Funeral details

Mass at Aston Hall, Aston-by-Stone, Staffs, ST15 0BJ on Saturday, 14th August at 11.00am

Bishop David McGough presiding

Open only to residents and staff of Aston Hall and local deanery clergy


Simple reception of the body at The Immaculate Conception, The Causeway, Bicester, OX26 6AW on Sunday 15th August at 5.00pm


The Funeral Mass will be at The Immaculate Conception, Bicester on Monday, 16th August at 11.30am

Bishop David Evans presiding


Cremation at Banbury Crematorium