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Sunday, February 26, 2017
Tributes paid to Cornish port chaplain, Canon Bede Davis
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¬†The Apostleship of the Sea (AOS) in Great Britain has paid tribute to Canon Bede Davis, who died last week (7 June) at the age of 74. Born on 27 May 1932, and ordained to the priesthood in 1957, Canon Bede had been the parish priest of St Mary Immaculate Catholic church in Falmouth, Cornwall, since 1990. From the time of his appointment until his death, he spearheaded the ministry of AOS to the many seafarers who visited or lived in the picturesque port town. He was also an active cruise chaplain for AOS, serving both passengers and crew and celebrating Mass on board many cruise liners. Commodore Chris York, National Director of AOS in Great Britain, said: "Canon Bede was a stalwart of the Church's maritime ministry, and will be greatly missed. His dedicated concern for the pastoral needs of seafarers, and his zealous commitment to the ministry of AOS in Cornwall, were greatly admired by all who knew him. "Seafarers face many trials and difficulties as they work to bring us the goods we use and consume every day, and Canon Bede's work in reaching out to them as brothers and sisters ≠ regardless of their creed or nationality ≠ made a great impact on many of their lives." Canon Bede Davis's funeral Mass will be held in Falmouth tomorrow, Friday 16 June. Source: AOS
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