Funeral Mass for Fr Robin Mountford 10 December
The Diocese was sad to hear of the death of Fr Robin Mountford who was living in retirement on Monday 9th November.
Funeral Arrangements for Fr Robin Mountford - Vigil Mass: Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 7.30pm at Holy Cross Hospital Chapel, Hindhead Road, Haslemere GU27 1NQ. And then a Funeral Mass: Thursday 10th December 2015 at 12 noon at All Saints, Chichele Road, Oxted RH8 0AG. Please let the Parish Office know by email if you are attending the Funeral Mass firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography Fr Robin Mountford
Fr. Robin was born on 27th December 1938 in Zimbabwe, Rhodesia and was educated in the Co-Ed School of Zimbabwe. He was received into the Catholic Church on 17th February 1958.
On 17th February 1963 he entered St. Joseph’s Theological Institute, Cedara, Natal, South Africa and spent 7 years studying for the Priesthood. He was ordained a Priest on 28th January 1970 in Johannesburg, S. Africa.
He was a priest in the Archdiocese of Pretoria and then moved to the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in 1988 where he served in the parishes of Chichester and Burgess Hill. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton on 14th February 1991 and was appointed Parish Priest to St. Charles Borromeo, Worthing 1991-1994, and All Saints, Oxted 1991-1999. Due to ill health he retired in 1999.
The Diocese has lost a devoted priest and in the words of a priest who knew him well: “during his long illness he spent his time in prayer and reflection and spiritual growth”.
May he rest in peace