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Fr Christopher Gawecki RIP

It is with sadness that we announce the death of Fr Christopher Gawecki, who died at home peacefully on Sunday 4th August. 

Fr Christopher was with his sister, and supported by members of his family and the parish priest of Putney, Canon Michael O’Dea, at the time of his death. Gratitude is extended to members of the Sick and Retired Priests’ Committee who supported him during his final illness.

Fr Christopher’s mortal remains will be received into the Church of Our Lady of Pity and St Simon Stock, Hazlewell Road, Putney, SW15 6LU on Monday 12th August at 5pm. There will be a Vigil Mass at 7.30pm.

The Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday 13th August at 11.30 a.m. Bishop Nicholas Hudson will preside and Canon Michael O’Dea will preach. His burial will take place in Poland.

Clergy are asked to inform Canon Michael O’Dea (020 8788 1131, putney@rcaos.org.uk) if they wish to concelebrate and are asked to bring white vestments. Parking near the church is very limited and requires meter parking.

The Cardinal and auxiliary bishops offer their condolences to Fr Christopher’s sister, Sonia, members of his family, friends, and former parishioners. Fr Christopher was born in 1939 and celebrated his Golden Jubilee last year.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.