Message marking the funeral of Archbishop Peter Smith R.I.P.

As today marks the funeral of our former Archbishop, Peter Smith, Archbishop George Stack has released the following message:

Archbishop Peter Smith R.I.P

As we enter another week of coronavirus lockdown, I write to ask you to remember in your Mass and prayers today Archbishop Peter Smith whose funeral is taking place privately at St. George’s Cathedral, Southwark.  Many of us in this Diocese and elsewhere have good reason to be grateful to God for the life and ministry of this good and faithful servant of the Lord.

All powerful God,
you made Peter your servant
the guide of your family
in his ministry as Bishop.
May he now enjoy the fruits of his labour
and share the eternal joy of his Lord.

Amen.