Fr. G. Romanes, O.S.B.
Fr. George Romattes of Ampleforth died on Sunday, aged 54, Received into the Church at the age of ten. following his mother's conversion. he wan the grandson of a scientist of note whose memory is per[mimed In the Romanes lecture given at Oxford each year. Ile was educated at Ampleforth and was received into the community in 1927. and ordained in 1935. He worked in the monastery and some of the parishes cared tor by the conimunity of Ampleforth for many years. In the last nine years of his life he was disebled through failing health.
Fr. F. Murphy, M.S.F.S.
Fr. Francis Murphy, Tv1.S.F.S.. Director since 1955 of the Missionaries of St. Francis of Sales Scholasticate at Sutton Coldfield, died last week (Monday) following an operation. He was 50. Born in Glasgow, he Amu to St. Mungo's Academy and later to Osterley. Ile joined the Missionaries of St. Francis of Sales in 1913 and was ordained In 1935. He read History at Oxford and spent several years teaching in England and Switrerland. For a time he dui Parish work in the Westminster and Clifton dioceses.
Canon James Thornton Canon lames Thornton. parish priest of St. Edward the Confessor's, Colders Green. London, since 1943. died last week (Wednesday). Born in London. 1886, he went to Lisbon at the age of 11 and did not return until 1910-as a priest. He worked In the parishes of Holloway, Chiswick. and Ogle Street, until he was appointed to Hertford in 1925. Whilst at Holloway he had the task of looking after the wellknown murderer Dr. Crippen, Canon George Ford Canon George Ford, DD., formerly secretary to the late Bishops Kelly sad Barrett of Plymouth and parish priest since 1952 of Falmouth, died last week (Thursday), aged 56. Born In Birmingham he was educated at the Bridnort Convent School. St. Beniface's College, Plymouth. and the English College. Rome. where he secured the double doctorate at the Gregorian University. He was ordained by Cardinal Pompili in 1928. and joined Plymouth Cathedral staff as Bishop's secretary. In 1931 heibecame chaplain to St. Bonifaces College when it was re-opened by the Irish Christian Brothers. He was appointed parish priest of the new parish of Beacon Park, Plymouth, In 1939. and was made Canon the next year. During the air attacks on Plymouth, he served as a chaplain in the Civil Defence organisation. He moved to Torquay in 1942 and to Falmouth in 1952. being appointed V.F. for Cornwall. He took great interest in youth movements. Scouts, K.S.C. and Squires especially. and witS also active in Social studies. He worked unnringly to introduce the new liturgical reforms into Sr. Mary's. Falmouth. and was Justly proud of the choir of boys and men which he built up in that relatively small Parish,