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With grateful thanks for your priestly ministry here in north eastern Lincolnshire, with our prayers that you will live for ever in the eternal embrace of the Risen Lord, and with all our love, Fr Andrew Cole and all the Parishioners of the Parish of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity, the Catholic Church in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham.
Dear James friend and priest. Your loss is such a shock.
Loved our meals, wine, chats together.
Miss you our lovely friend.
Love and God Bless from the Gaughan family xx
Will always recall Danny boy which you sang on your leaving party x
Fr James you’ll will be missed by so many people. Have many fond memories particularly our trip to Lourdes. Seek my mum out in heaven out she’ll have a cigarette and a glass of wine ready for you x
I only got to know Father James in recent years here in Alfreton and if ever the phrase ‘ a gentle man’ was deserving, James epitomized it. He was such good company and time spent with him was time well spent, he had a lovely sense of humour and was so professional in all he did. He will truly be missed. There is a quote from an Irish play that comes to mind said by a mother on the death of her son. With profound grief she bequeaths him to God by saying “No man at all can be living… Read more »
Dear Fr James,
What a wonderful man and priest you have been. Always a welcome face at our Deanery meetings and lunches. You would always disappear at the end of lunch for “some fresh air!” – that always made me smile. I know many will miss you both in Alfreton and Grimsby, no more than your faithful PA and friend Laura. May the Risen Lord lead you to His heavenly mansion, for He is the Way the Truth and the Life – may this Eastertide fulfill your hope in the resurrection dear friend.
Fr Robbie & the Matlock Community x
With Gratitude to God for the privileged years spent in the Beda.
Pie Jesu Domine,
Dona eis requiem
Merciful Lord Jesus grant Father James everlasting rest.
Fraternally in Christ.
You quickly settled into Our Lady Star of The Sea and fast became a friend to many. How we have laughed, sang and shared so many moments on our group trips to Ireland and how we have valued your friendship and support over the years as a family. We’re sure Michael will have a whisky ready for you. Thank you for everything. Clare and all the family x
Father James we hope you rest in peace and I am sure you will have many a laughs with our Lord. You will be truly missed xx
Fond memories of happy times spent together,especialy on shared holidays.a wonderful friend and great company our loving priest ,.pleasure to have known you ,may you rest in peace
Rest in peace dear Father James. A wonderful priest and friend.
RIP Fr. James , we truly miss you
Joy and family
Fr James, I know that your priestly ministry, your gentleness, kindness, care and compassion, and not least, your sense of humour and fun were truly gifts from God. I will always remember what you did for me and my family during your time as our parish priest. Jesus will welcome you home to your eternal reward with these words: “Well done, my good and faithful servant…” RIP.
Beautiful service for a beautiful man, RIP Father James xx
Rest in peace Fr James. We will miss your gentle presence and guidance. Richard, Jeannine and Family xx
Rest in peace dearest Father James, thank you for being part of our lives. Love and God bless from Ruth, Leo, James, Molly & Toby xx
Fr James, such a wonderful and special man and priest. Really shocked and saddened with your sudden death. Nice to be able to participate online and your funeral mass. May you rest in peace.
Rest in peace Fr James. We will miss your lovely smile and gentle ways.
What a lovely funeral, just perfect for the gentle caring soul you were. Thank you for all you did for us up in Grimsby and especially for me, encouraging me to go for the headship of St Joseph’s, all those years ago.
Rest in peace – you will be missed and thought of with love.
Beautiful Requiem Mass for a wonderful priest and dear friend. Rest in Peace Fr James. Kate Tuff & Family.
Having listened to the wonderful funeral sermon for Father James, and hearing about James’ early life as a chef, I am reminded of a wonderful and famous quotation by St Teresa of Avila:
‘Know that even when you are in the kitchen, our Lord is moving among the pots and pans’.
Rest in peace Father James. You will be much missed.
What a lovely service. Thank you for all you did for the Parish of St.Pius. Rest in Peace Fr.James
I was a friend of Father James from our days working for P&O, he was a wonderful guy, although we had not seen each other for many years we did have the occasional chat. RIP Jamie it was a pleasure knowing you.