Diocese mourns Fr Martin Nott

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Martin Nott who died on Saturday 1 June at Broomfield Hospital.  Despite on-going health problems he was cheerful and positive to the end and was much loved by his parishioners and respected by his peers.

Fr Martin was born on 5 December 1939 in Braintree.  He was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset and was widely travelled, working in Argentina and Chile, West Africa, the United States of America and the Middle East.  He studied for the priesthood at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome and was ordained on 14 July 1990 at St James the Less and St Helen, Colchester. He served as assistant priest at the Cathedral (1990) and Rayleigh (1993).  He served in our twinned Diocese of Dundee in South Africa (1995) and was parish priest at Great Bardfield (March 1998 – October 1998), Stanford-Le-Hope (1998) and Dunmow (2006).

May he rest in peace.

Details of his funeral will be given once the arrangements have been made.