Fr Barrie Senior It is with sadness that I report to you the death of Fr Barrie Senior who died yesterday evening. May he rest in peace. Please pray for the repose of Barrie’s soul and remember his family and his friends in your prayers at this time.
Fr Barrie Senior was born on 25th September 1934. His call to the priesthood came when he was in his middle years and having been accepted by Bishop Wheeler he went to the Beda College in Rome to begin his studies. He was ordained at the age of fifty-four on 24th June 1989 at St Joseph’s Church, Batley Carr. From 1989 to 1993 he was Assistant Priest at St Anne’s, Keighley. In 1993 Bishop Konstant appointed him as Parish Priest of St Brendan’s, Bradford where he remained until 1999. In that year he became the Parish Priest of SS Peter and Paul, Sandal. He retired from Sandal in 2010 and since that time he had lived in Dewsbury. After a short illness, he died late in the evening on Wednesday, 17th October 2018 and after almost three decades of devoted priestly service to the Diocese of Leeds. The suddenness of his death was unexpected and will be a cause of great sadness to his family and friends, his brother priests and former parishioners. He will be remembered with great fondness by all who knew him.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Please take time to read the annual report ANNUAL REPORT DIOCESE OF LEEDS along with the Letter – Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2018
Please see below a ‘LETTER TO THE CLERGY AND FAITHFUL IN THE DIOCESE OF LEEDS’ (together with the copy of the Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God) The Bishop has asked that both letters are to be made available this weekend (26 AUG 2018). LETTER TO THE CLERGY AND FAITHFUL IN THE DIOCESE OF LEEDS and LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD