5. Canon Peter Humfrey

Father Humphrey

Born at Ashtead in Surrey in 1943. Educated at St Peter’s Primary School and St Andrew's Convent, Leatherhead, and the John Fisher School, Purley. Went to Trinity College, Dublin and obtained an M.A. in Classics. Gained a PGCE at Oxford University and taught in Birmingham and Epsom.Studied for the Priesthood at the Venerable English College, Rome and obtained a Ph.B. and an S.T.L at the Gregorian University, Rome. Ordained priest for the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton at Palazzola, the English College summer residence near Rome, by Bishop Cyril Restieaux on July 15th 1973.

Served as curate at Epsom 1975-1980. Religious Education Adviser for the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton 1980–1985. Taught at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh 1985–1986. Parish Priest at St Mary’s, Crowborough 1985–1995. Chair of Diocesan Liturgy Commission 1988 – 1995. Appointed Episcopal Vicar for Education in 1993 (and served until 1999) and Chapter Canon of the Diocese. Appointed Moderator of the parish of St Joseph, Guildford in July 1995 and served until July 1999. Then appointed as Parish Priest to St Bernards Catholic Community at Lingfield where he served to 2004.

Father Peter passed away on Sunday 26th February 2012, following a long illness. His passing was very peaceful and extraordinarily spiritual.

This link takes you to another history of Fr Peter's life on the A&B blog whilst attached to this page are tributes paid to Fr Peter at his funeral.