I thank you all who prayed for Fr Wareing during these past weeks of illness. Now he has happily gone to the Lord whom he followed and served so devotedly. He died at 2pm last Tuesday, 7th February, having celebrated his 86th birthday on the 18th January. Fr Wareing joined the Society of Jesus in 1949 and served this parish from 1981—2006; his longest posting and the longest period served by any parish priest of St Michael & St John’s. Bernard Warren who knew him both as man and boy has written an appreciation of his life for the Clitheroe Advertiser.
Fr Wareing will be received into church at 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st February and Mass will be celebrated to accommodate those unable to attend his requiem and commendation the following day, Wednesday, at 12.30pm to be followed by his committal in Clitheroe cemetery.
Mass offerings and cards for Fr Wareing’s family may be left at the presbytery and will be given to his sister Teresa on the day of his requiem.