I regret to notify you that Fr Edmund Hartley, the much-loved former Parish Priest of St Joseph’s Cheriton (Folkestone West), died earlier this morning, Tuesday May 26th, in his home, the Presbytery, in Cheriton. Deacon Gehad Homsey and Fr Ed’s live-in carer were with him (and it is not yet established whether or not Covid-19 was involved). Fr Ed was Parish Priest of St Joseph’s from 1983 until 2016.
A Requiem Mass was celebrated for him at 10.00am this morning, May 26th, in Our Lady Help of Christians and broadcast online.
Please pray for him. May he rest in peace.
Fr Stephen Bould, Ad. Par.
A picture of Father Ed taken on Saturday, 11th June 2011, with Archbishop Peter when he visited the parish of St Joseph's to celebrate Father Ed (Edmund) Hartley marking the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the Priesthood.