Fr George Towler RIP

Please pray for the respose of the soul of Fr George Towler who died on 4 April at Frimley Park Hospital near Ascot.

Fr Towler was born on 3 September 1937 at Romford. He grew up in Holy Family Parish, Dagenham was educated for the priesthood at Wonersh and ordained on 16 June 1962 by Bishop Wall at Brentwood Cathedral.

He was Assistant Priest at Chelmsford OLI (1962-1971, gaining a BSc in Economics at the London School of Economics in 1967), and Brentwood Cathedral (1971-1973).  He was a full-time teacher (1973-1989) residing in London (1973-1980), Rochford (1980-1981), Brentwood Cathedral (1981-1986), Upminster (1986-1989), teaching for much of that time at St Cedd’s Secondary School, South Ockendon.

He was appointed Parish Priest at Danbury & South Woodham Ferrers (1989-1997) and Wickford (1997-2002). He retired in 2002 to Downham and thereafter to Stock and then Ascot. He served as Diocesan Administrator for the Secular Clergy Common Fund.

Fr George recently celebrated his diamond jubilee at Ilford with Fr John McKeon and Fr Kieran Dodd.

The Requiem Mass for Fr George Towler will be celebrated at The Most Holy Redeemer, Billericay at 11 a.m. on Tuesday 14 May.