Congratulations to David Binns (B.A)

Congratulations to David Binns (B.A)

The Parish of St. Boniface, Okehampton (with Holy Family Chagford) congratulates David Binns following his Degree graduation (B.A) at Durham University on 26th June 2013. This world class university was one of the first universities to open in England for more than 600 years and has a claim towards being the third oldest university in England.

David serves at the Altar in Holy Family Chagford. We are proud of you David of your achievements and wish you all the best and God’s continued blessings.

Sad News: Death of Peter Bayfield

Peter Bayfield (Husband of Maureen) died on  4th April 2013 around 12.30 am at home in Exbourne. Please pray for his repose. May he rest in peace.

I was privileged to be in their house at 1.00 am to do the prayers for the dead and stayed with Maureen until (2.30 am) her son John arrived.

Peter is 84 years of age, still use to go to Church with Maureen almost on all Sundays until recently.  I found him always cheerful and optimistic.

He came on skype on last Sunday during the Mass for a short while.

As we continue to pray for the repose of the soul of Peter, We as a parish convey our condolences to Maureen and her family.

The details of his Requiem mass will follow soon.

Women’s World Day of Prayer


The Women’s World Day of Prayer took place this year at St. Boniface R.C. Church in Okehampton.

All the denominations in the town were represented with about 60 people attending.

The theme this year was:- I WAS A STRANGER AND YOU WELCOMED ME

Mrs Helen Attallah gave the address.

Death of Marcella Cornish & Edda Hanington

Marcella Cornish (mother of Helan who sings in the Choir) died on 7th January 2013 around 8.30 am at Okehampton Hospital.

Although Marcella is 94 years of age, still use to go to Church with Helan almost on all Sundays and weekdays (mostly on Wednesdays and Fridays). I found her always cheerful and calm and on one occasion she handed me her hymn book as she spotted me proceeding to the Altar for the mass without one.

She was admitted to RD&E hospital a few weeks ago and was moved to Okehampton Hospital last week. I had the privilege of visiting her a couple of times at RD&E and every day at Okehampton hospital. She was anointed before death and indeed had a very peaceful death. The details of her Requiem mass will follow soon.

Edda Hanington aged 88 too died on 7th January 2013 around 1.30 pm. She lived at Halwill junction at Walnut form. She was housebound for years due to her personal circumstances and therefore not many of us know her much. I was able to be present in her house for prayer for the dead just before the doctor’s arrival.  The details of her Requiem mass will follow soon.

As we continue to pray for the repose of the souls of Marcella Cornish and Edda Hanington, We as a parish convey hearty condolences to both the families.