We are so joyful at the return of public masses, recalling that Fr Bob’s funeral was, poignantly, the last time this church gathered for the Lord’s Supper. As I watched Gareth Malone’s intensely moving series about writing songs with key workers, it reminded me of Fr Bob’s dedication to the staff and patients at the Walsgrave Hospital. Many of our parishioners, past and present, benefitted from his pastor’s heart. He would surely make the words of the TV programme’s final anthem his message to us in these troubled times: “This is just another storm and we will rebuild together.” May Fr Bob continue to pray for us, as we do for him. Amen.
Fr Peter Conley