Fr. Bryan Sidney Storey

8th May 1933 - 26th July 2018
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The funeral of our beloved priest, Fr. Bryan Storey, took place on the 9th August 2018 at St. Paul the Apostle, Tintagel, the church at which he was Priest in Charge for forty five years. Fr. Storey was ordained in 1960 at St. Anselm's, Tooting Bee and was then appointed Curate at St. Peter' s, Hove in the Archdiocese of Southwark but which in 1965 became part of the newly-formed Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. He was granted leave of absence and spent the last forty seven years of his life in the Diocese of Plymouth, for the first two years as Assistant Priest at St. Mary's, Bodmin and then at St. Paul's.
The principal celebrant at the funeral Mass was our own Bishop Mark. The concelebrants were the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton Richard Moth and Bishop Emeritus Christopher Budd, and fourteen other clergy. There were also four deacons, including two who assisted at the altar, and a number of religious in the congregation, including several Friars of the Immaculate, a Canon Regular of Premontre, and some Religious Sisters. The rest of the approximately 200 strong congregation came from far and wide. They included civic authorities, members of the Methodist and Anglican churches , together with many locals who knew Fr. Storey, some from the time when he was a schoolboy and was evacuated here during the war years (and not yet a Catholic). A reception afterwards was held at the Tintagel Social Hall and was attended by most of those who went to the Mass.
Fr. Storey leaves behind a thriving congregation and will be sorely missed, not just by the Catholic community, for he extended his Ministry to anyone he learnt was in need.
Requiescat in Pace.