With great sadness the Diocese of Leeds announces the death of Fr David Drake-Brockman who died on Saturday 9th May.
Please pray for the repose of Fr David’s soul and remember him, his wife Anni, their children and grandchildren and their family and friends in your prayers at this time.
Bishop Marcus will preside at the Funeral Service for Fr David at 12.00 noon on Friday 29 May. A Memorial Mass for Fr David will be celebrated at a later date.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Fr David Drake-Brockman RIP
Fr Drake-Brockman became a Catholic priest at the age of fifty-seven, having previously been a clergyman in the Church of England. He was ordained at St Patrick’s Church, Huddersfield on 23 March 1991 by Bishop David Konstant and joined a small group of married priests serving in the Leeds diocese who like himself had formerly ministered in the Anglican Church.
Although he never held parochial office Fr David became well-known in the Diocese on account of his role for many years as the Administrator of the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal. He went about his work quietly and sensitively, and became a well-respected colleague in the Diocesan Curia. He will also be fondly remembered by the Carmelite Sisters at Wood Hall, for whom he often celebrated Mass in their chapel.
Fr David’s later years were marked by ill-health and he was admitted to St James’s University Hospital in Leeds several weeks ago. He died at the hospital early on Saturday 9 May.
May He Rest in Peace