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OBITUARY

Fr. Bertrand Pike, 0.P.

Fr. Bertrand Pike. OP.. of St. Dominic's Priory, London, who died on May 19, aged 69, spent most of his priestly life in London.

Born at Bristol in 1884 and educated at Ampleforth, he entered the Dominican Order at Woodchester, in 1905, and studied at Hawkesyard, where he was ordained in 1911.

In 1914 he was appointed to London. but two years later became a Chaplain to the Forces, and during part of the first World War was a prisoner in Germany. In 1918 he returned to London and did much for the Catholic Boy Scouts.

In 1928 he went to Laxton in Northamptonshire as headmaster of the Dominican school opened in 1924.

In 1932 he was appointed superior of the Dominican missions in South Africa and then in 1935 returned to London. From 1940 he was stationed at Woodehester, Glos. but was re-assigned to London early in 1945 and worked there until his death.

Fr. Thomas MeAvoy,

Fr. Thomas McAvoy, S.J., died last week in Accrington. Where he had been parish priest of the Church of the Sacred Heart since 1917.

Born in Glasgow in 1876, Fr. McAvoy was educated there at St Aloysius's College, and joined the Society of Jesus in 1893. He was ordained at Milltown Park, Dublin, in 1910, and in 1911 was appointed to St. Ignatius's College. Stamford Hill. London, and remained there until 1917.




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