Funeral service for Lord Molyneaux held in St Catherine’s, Killead

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The late Baron Molyneaux of Killead.

The late Baron Molyneaux of Killead.

The funeral service of James Molyneaux took place in St Catherine’s Parish Church, Killead, on Friday March 13.

Baron Molyneaux of Killead, who was 94, was born into a farming family in the village of Killead, and had been a parishioner of St Catherine’s since childhood.

Paying tribute to Lord Molyneaux on hearing news of his death, the Bishop of Connor, the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, described him as ‘a man of devotion and loyal service.’

“Weekly worship and choir membership were integral to his life, the hallmarks of someone who made a faithful contribution to his local as well as the wider community,” Bishop Alan said.

“I wish to express gratitude for his service to God and the Church and to acknowledge the distinctive part he played in political life here as well as in his role in the RAF during the Second World War and the liberation of Belsen.”

The funeral service was private and was attended by family and invited guests only. The Bishop of Connor was among the mourners.

The service was conducted by the rector of Killead, the Rev William Orr, who said of the late Lord Molyneaux: “Jim was a gentleman in every area …read more

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