Rev. Charles Williamson

Press releases

Charles Williamson who was born in 1853 had a completely different disposition. He was warm and sensitive, intelligent and caring. As heir to the estate he was educated at Brighton and Eton, and turned down an offer to join the Coldstream Guards. Instead he embarked on the career of an academic at attended Oxford University. He was drawn to the …

Canon Matthews – St Mungo’s, Alloa

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Canon Matthews was Parish Priest of St Mungo’s from 1940 to 1976, when he retired. He died on 1st May 1978. Canon Matthews arrived in Alloa just after the Second World War had begun. This had delayed the building of the new church, due to various restrictions and shortage of materials. Canon Matthews was not idle in this time though, …

Rev. John Gerard Murphy

Obituary

OBITUARY, 1973 It is with the deepest regret that we must record here the death of Fr John Gerard Murphy, curate at St Teresa’s, Dundee, in the diocese of Dunkeld, which took place in Maryfield Hospital, Dundee, on Wednesday, the 16th May, 1973, in the thirty-second year of his age and the eighth of his priesthood. Fr Murphy was born …

Canon Michael Joseph Fahy 1891-1946

Press releases

Yesterday was the anniversary of Canon Michael Joseph Fahy, Parish Priest of St. Serf’s from 1929 – 1946. Canon Fahy was born on 19th March 1891 at Claremorris, Co. Mayo and was ordained priest for the Diocese of Dunkeld on 29th June 1915 by Bishop John Toner. Canon Fahy spent fourteen years as a curate at St. Patrick’s, Dundee before …

1913 – The Very Rev. Mgr. Robert Fraser, D D. was nominated Bishop of Dunkeld

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Aberdeen Press and Journal – Saturday 10 May 1913 Roma, Friday The Very Rev. Mgr. Robert Fraser, D.D., rector of the Scots’ College here, has been nominated Bishop of Dunkeld, in succession the late Bishop MacFarlane. (Reuter) Fraser was born at Wardhouse, Aberdeenshire, 10th August, 1858. entered Blairs College on 18th July, 1872; and passed in October, 1875, Edmund’s College, …

Bishop MacFalane’s Requiem Mass (1912)

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St Andrew’s pro-Cathedral, Dundee, was crowded with a sorrowing congregation on the occasion of Bishop MacFarlane’s funeral. From every part of Scotland priests came to pay tribute to the memory of one whom they loved and respected. The Cathedral was draped in black in every part, the vacant episcopal chair in its mourning trappings speaking eloquently of the departed Bishop. …