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15 November 2016

Requiem Mass for Bishop Wheeler

The annual Requiem Mass for Bishop Wheeler, Bishop of Leeds from 1966 to 1985, will take place in St Anne's Cathedral, Great George Street, Leeds, LS2 8BE on Saturday 19th November at 3pm.  It will be a Sung Requiem followed by absolutions at the catafalque, with music provided by the Schola Gregoriana.  Fr Michael Hall will be the celebrant.

Bishop Wheeler did a great deal to support the Latin Mass in the Leeds Diocese in the years following the Second Vatican Council, at a time when provision on other dioceses was scant or non-existant.

1 comment:

umblepie said...

I have fond memories of Bishop Wheeler, when as Father Wheeler, he was one of three or four priests who taught at Westminster Cathedral Choir School when it re-opened after the war. If my memory serves me right, he was in charge of the boys on a day out to Eastbourne, an exciting adventure in those days, also we visited Our Lady's shrine at Walsingham, for which he had a great devotion. I think I am correct in saying that he was responsible, as Cathedral Administrator in later years, for the acquisition and installment of the existing statue of Our Lady of Walsingham in the Cathedral. I also remember clearly meeting him some years later at the Cathedral, when he kindly invited me to share a meal at Cathedral House with himself and other clergy. I was very grateful for his hospitality, for I was in the RAF at the time completing my National Service, and
had to count the pennies. On my departure, Bisop Wheeler, I think he was then Monsignor Wheeler, thrust a £1 note into my hand. To an impovershed national serviceman, this was almost the equivalent of nearly one weeks wages! Thank you Bishop Wheeler, for your kindness and these special memories. May Our Lady of Walsingham be with you always. Amen.