Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Vale the Revd Deacon Richard Mulholland

Revd Deacon Rich Mulholland ( picture source Bp.D.Mead)

Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ,

On Easter morning 21 April 2019 when we as Catholic Christians rejoice in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we were confronted with the sad news that our Confrater and friend Deacon Rich Mulholland had died in his home in Ashford Kent, Uk.Richard went on this special day to meet his risen Lord.

I have never met Deacon Richard in person, but he was a FB friend and a colleague in the Anglican Catholic Church/Original Province in which I am a Priest. It was an absolute blessing to have known him and he will be sadly missed , first of all by his wife and children and all confraters and friends. I do not doubt Deacon Richard's Catholic Faith was a Resurrection Faith and this is such a comfort to know. RIP  Dear Richard and I close off with this poem by John Betjeman:

Mid Lent is passed and Easter's near
The Greatest day of all the year
When Jesus, Who indeed had died
Rose with His body glorified.
And if you find believing hard
The primroses in your church yard
and modern science too will show,
that all things change while they grow ,
And we, who change in time will be
Still more changed in Eternity .

John Betjeman

Father Ed Bakker,
Anglican Catholic Church/Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
Launceston on Tasmania

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