Made with Xara Fr. David O’Regan R.I.P.Father David was in this parish before I came. He had come from the Parish at Northfleet where he had been the Parish Priest. He was not well so the Archbishop asked Canon Pierce if he would kindly give him a home here at St Mary’s. During the 27 or more years that he has been here he has become a very valued and trusted friend. When he was well enough he took on the Chaplaincy of Netherne and Cane Hill Hospitals until they closed. After his ‘retirement’ he helped out in the parish in many ways. He always said the 8.00am Mass on a Sunday, he always heard confessions from 10.30am until 11.00am. If for any reason he was not there. Every penitent would ask, ”Where is Father David. He never missed a thing ! One Sunday morning I brought the Paschal Candle into the sacristy to trim the wick, within five minutes he was at my door asking where I had put it. He had a great love for the children of Mukuru. He was greatly loved by them, the Sisters of Mercy, the parishioners of St Mary’s, and his very close friends who with exemplary love and affection cared for him so he could stay here until he died late on Monday night in their company.