It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Rev Bernard Hughes who died peacefully at home on 24th May. Fr Bernard had been a retired priest of our diocese since 2002 and was 82 years old when he passed away.

Fr Bernard was ordained to the priesthood 1964 band spent most of his priesthood were spent in Luton apart from a four year mission at Holy Family in Slough. His first parish was St Joseph’s followed by Sacred Heart and finally moving to Holy Family. In 2014 he celebrated his golden anniversary of ordination to the priesthood at St Josephs church.

Please pray for the repose of Fr Bernards soul and remember his family and friends in your prayers at this time.

Fr Bernards body will be received at St Joseph the Worker Church, Luton at 6pm, Sunday 19th June. His Funeral Mass will take place at 12.30pm on Monday, 20th June, with burial after wards at The Vale

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.