Fr David Bingham MBE MHM, RIP

With great sadness, we announce the death of Fr David Bingham MBE MHM who died on Saturday, 27th January at about 8pm in Herbert House, Freshfield. Fr David was at Tenter House for over six years as member of the Mill Hill Community and was actively involved in the life of our parish, visiting parishioners and celebrating Mass regularly at St. Godric’s during the weeks.

Fr David was ordained a priest in 1965 and spent most of his priestly life in Malaysia. His work with street children in Sarawak was recognised in 2001 when he was award an MBE in the Birthday Honours List. In May 2005 he returned to the UK where he took up the role of promoting the Association for the Propagation of the Faith. It was this role which brought him to reside in our parish.

Fr Colm writes ‘The decency of the man always shone through. With an impish sense of humour, he won the hearts of so many fortunate enough to know him. May he rest in peace.’

The Requiem Mass for Fr David will take place on Saturday 3rd February at 11.00. a.m. in the Chapel of Herbert House, followed by burial in the Society graveyard nearby. Fr David’s body will be received at Herbert House on Friday 2nd February at 4.30 p.m.

May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in Peace.

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