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22nd February 2020

Brother Leo Melchers MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death at 02.30 am on Wednesday morning, 11th December 2019, in Missiehuis Vrijland, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands, aged 87, of Brother Leo Melchers Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Leo was born on the 31st of October, 1932 in the city of Utrecht, Holland. His father, Jan, was an expert vegetable grower married to Afke … Read more

Father Joseph Burton RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death at approximately 2 a.m. on Friday morning, 8th November 2019 in Southport Hospital, aged 92, of         Father Joseph Burton Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace Joseph was born on 18 January 1927 in Newbottle, County Durham, in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. His father Alfred, a journeyman – butcher, was married … Read more

Philippines: Remembering Deceased Mill Hill Missionaries

“Fiesta minatay” Over the days of the 1st and 2nd of November families, relatives and friends will visit the graves of their loved ones all over the Philippines. Traditionally, flowers will be laid, candles burnt and even food will be left at the graveside. Many will stay all night, keeping vigil, in prayer, while enjoying each others’ company. So many of our Mill Hill Missionary … Read more

Father Ben Jorna MHM RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death at 10.30 am on Sunday morning, 6th October 2019, in Missiehuis Vrijland, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands, aged 83, of        Ben Jorna Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace   Bernard Jorna was born on 29 November 1935 in Arnhem, The Netherlands. His father, Jentje (Jan), an office clerk, was married to Frederica (née Molle). Ben … Read more

Rembering Fr Noel Hanrahan – A Malaysian Tribute

I met Fr Noel Hanrahan when he was first posted to St Peter College, Kuching in 1983 and over the years have worked with him many a time in various circumstances. It was a sad day for us as well as for him when he had to leave Kuching around 1998 after being diagnosed with kidney cancer. But he survived that and was for a … Read more

Father John Courtney RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on Friday morning 23 August 2019, in Dublin, aged 73, of   Father John Courtney Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace   John was born on 29 March 1946 in Boheshill, Glencar, in the parish of Glenbeigh, County Kerry, Ireland. His father, after whom John was named, was a farmer and was married to Brigid … Read more

Father David Whelan RIP

It is with regret that we inform you of the death on Saturday morning 3rd August 2019, in Queen’s Court Hospice, Southport, aged 89, of    Father David   Whelan Mill Hill Missionary May he rest in peace David was born on 24 April 1930 in Warrington in the Archdiocese of Liverpool, England. His father, who was a caretaker, was married to Louise (née Shepherd). He had … Read more

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