Sunday 18 September 2011

Fr Cyril Baxter, R.I.P.

The Aylesford community are sad to announce the death of Fr. Cyril Baxter, O.Carm., on the afternoon of Saturday 17th September, aged 84.

Fr. Cyril was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He made simple profession of vows in 1960, and solemn profession three years later. Following studies at St. Mary's College, Aberystwyth and the Beda College, Rome, he was ordained priest in 1980.

Fr. Cyril was a member of various communities in a variety of ministries. When he was diagnosed with serious illness in the 1990s, he asked to spend his final years at Aylesford Priory. Though his active ministry became restricted by his illness, he was a valued member of the community. In the last few weeks, when his illness required constant nursing, he moved to a nearby nursing home where he died peacefully, supported by the brothers.
Details of his funeral will be posted shortly.

May Fr. Cyril rest in peace, and see God face to face. 

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