Following the sad news of the death of Father Tom Creagh-Fuller the following funeral arrangements have been made:
Tuesday 17 December:
19:00 Reception of Father Tomas Creagh-Fuller’s Body followed by Requiem Mass at St. William of York Church, 4 Brockley Park, Forest Hill SE23 1PS
Wednesday 18 December:
12:00 Funeral Mass, St. Edmund of Canterbury Church, 20 Village Way, Beckenham, BR3 3NP followed by a reception in the parish hall - the family will leave later for a private service at the Crematorium.
Father Tom Creagh-Fuller CEP, MA, FRSA, FTCL, STL - a short appreciation
Father Tom passed through St. Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill, as a postgraduate ahead of a teaching career. He served as Director of Music at St. Edmunds, Beckenham, and as Deacon until entering seminary in Rome in 1996. His first appointment after his Ordination was as Curate to us here at St. Bartholomew’s in 2000.
A hugely talented musician, Father Tom was extremely supportive of our parish choirs and orchestra - to the best of our knowledge he has been the only member of our clergy to find the necessary keys and go up to the choir gallery and play the organ! He held a long association with the Bromley Philharmonic Choir (acting as principle conductor from 1991-93), and the Bromley Oecumenical Singers where he was Conductor Laureate.
In the Archdiocese, Father Tom played active roles in Marriage & Family Life, and in the Ongoing Formation of Priests. Recently (June 2019) he had co-authored two books entitled Preparing for Marriage in the Catholic Church, one for Catechists and a companion volume for Candidates.
Father Tom was appointed Parish Priest at Corpus Christi, Brixton Hill in July 2019, and passed away on 5 November aged 69. Requiescat in pace.
Accessibility - St. Bartholomew's does its utmost to accommodate those with additional needs. Whilst the main body of the church is wholly accessible to people with mobility disabilities, the choir gallery is both approached by stairs and the seating is then stepped by design. The church has a wheelchair-accessible toilet, and baby-changing facilities. There is a Loop System (AFIL) in place in the church.
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