The body of Bishop Francis, who died on 26th December 2017, age 91, will be received into the Forces Cathedral Church of St Michael and St George, Queens Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2BY at 1700hrs on Monday, 22nd January by Bishop Richard Moth. The Reception will be followed by a Vigil and Liturgy for the Deceased.
The Funeral Mass will take place at 1130hrs the following day, Tuesday, 23rd January followed by interment at St Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough. The principal celebrant will be Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
Priests wishing to concelebrate the Mass are asked to inform the Bishop’s Secretary, Diane Restall, whose contact details are given below.
After the funeral there will be a reception at Potters International Hotel. All are welcome, but for catering purposes please let the Bishop’s Secretary know.
Bishop’s Secretary – Diane Restall: BishopricForces-Secretary@mod.uk – 01252 348234
Media Inquiries – Barry Hudd: firstname.lastname@example.org – 07770 538693