of Rescue T. Rt. Rev. Mgr. Canon Charles Bernard Flood. 0.B.E., Administrator of the Crusade of Rescue, died on Tuesday at St. Andrew's Hospital, Dollis Hill. He was 63.
Born in North London in 1900. Charles Flood was a pupil at St. Ignatius College, Stamford Hill. He served during the First World War in the Consular Service before going to St. Edmund's. Ware, and Freiburg University to study for the priesthood.
He was ordained in 1926 and served as assistant priest at Brentford, Twickenham, lsleworth, and St. James', Spanish Place. In 1947 he was appointed parish priest of St. Thomas, Fulham.
He was created a Canon of the Westminster Chapter by Cardinal Griffin. in 1951, and a Domestic Prelate in 1961.
In 1953 he was appointed administrator of the Crusade of Rescue. During his 10 years of office he reorganised the Crusade in the light of post-war conditions and of the Children's Act of 1948.
He built new offices and nurseries at St. Charles' Square, and at Enfield a street of family group homes.
Canon Flood served on the Home Office Central Advisory Committee on Child Care, the Save the Children Fund, the Central Churches Group of the National Council of Social Services and on the International Migration Council.
For 14 'years he was chief administrator of the Secular Clergy Common Fund which caters for sick and retired priests of the Dioceses of Westminster, Brentwood, Southwark, and Portsmouth.
Requiem Mass for Canon Flood will be offered at Westminster Cathedral at 11.30 a.m. today (Friday). December 20. Celebrant will be Fr. Harvey. the Assistant Administrator of the Crusade of Rescue.