DOM FREDERICK CUTHBERT CLAYTON. 0.5.13.. Cathedral Prior of Ely and parish priest for 45 years of St. Mary's. Cleator, Cumberland, died on Easter Sunday at the age of 87.
Dom Cuthbert, almost a legendary figure in Cumberland. made himself best known at a time when it was most urgent that he should be known -during the Depression of the 1930s. Throughout this period he saw the people he loved suffering seemingly unending distress through unemploy. roent and he went out to seek help for them, to clothe and feed them.
Born in Nottingham. he was professed as a monk of Douai in 1892 and ordained in 1898. For a time he had charge of the parish at Malvern. Then in 1904 he went to Clea tor and spent the rest of his life there, first as assistant priest, then as parieh priest. For 36 years, as a councillor and alderman, he was a member of the Cumberland County Council.
He was granted the title of Cathedral Prior of Ely in 1937.
Pr, Leonard Fletcher
Fr. Leonard Fletcher, parish priest of the Church of the Holy Ghost and St. Stephen, Shepherd's Bush, London. died shortly before he was to officiate at the Holy Saturday vigil ceremonies. 1-k was 57, and was ordaFrinedFlein 1 24. iche9r iche9r was a builder of church halls. First he built one at the White City. then one at Brook Green. He built another when he was given the task of establishing the new parish in St. Charles's Square, North Kensington. Here he had exceptional difficulties-for war was declared on the day he celebrated his first Mass in his new church hall, and many of the people had been evacuated.
He was parish priest at Shepherd's Bush for seven years. Earlier in his priesthood he had served at Westminster Cathedral and at Homerton.
Fr, H. jr, Macklin Fr. Henry Joseph Macklin, who after serving abroad as a Salesian for many years was ordained priest for the 'Northampton diocese at the age of 47, died on Good Friday at Milford-on-Sea. aged fi5. He served at Kettering, as chaplain at Iver Heath Convent, priesoineharge at Southwold, as assistant priest at King's Lynn, and successively as chaplain to the Christian Brothers at Assington Hall and to the Little Sisters of the Assumption at Hengrave Hall and Cople House.
Lt.-Col. William Butler-Bowdon. D.S.0.. died at Chideock, Dorset, on Good Friday. aged 76. He was owner of the famous 14thcentury Butler Bowdon Cope, which he sold ltit June to the Victoria and Albert Museum for £33,000.
He was educated at Beaumont and the Oratory School and was gazetted from Sandhurst to the Duke of Corn. wall's Light Infantry in 1899. He served in the South African War and in the First World War. He leaves a widow and two sons.
Fr. John Francis Doherty, a former Navy chaplain. collapsed while attending a meeting of priests in St. Mary's Presbytery, Burnley. and died silo] tly afterwards. He was 47.
Fr. William Hannigan, parish priest of the Sacred Heart Church, Preston, his died. aged 53. For some years he directed the Lancaster Diocesan Rescue Society. He was an organist and an authority on Church music.
a.m.; at Winteringham at II axle, and at Ulceby at 5 p.m. During the week Fr. Nicholson, S.C.J., will visit Aneaster, Ruskington and the Horbling area. Southwark.-The Mission will this week visit Sandhurst in the parish of Goudhurst and Robertsbridge in the parish of Battle. Mass will be said at the George Hotel, Robertsbridge. at 8.30 a.m., and at Manor Cottage. Sandhurst, at 10 am. The Mission will also visit (fold in the village of Cranleigh. Mass will he said at " Kelsy.' Chalk Road. at 9.15 a.m.
Redemptorists: On Easter Monday at St. Joseph's. Hawkescone Park, Shrewsbury, Bishop Murphy conferred the subdiaconate on the Revv. J. McCann. P. Meehan, and W. Neeson, C.SS.R.