It was with great sadness that back in April this year, Father John was moved into our Rosminian House (St Marie’s Church) at Rugby. This move was implemented so that following his impending operation, a ground floor room with the aids that he would require following his surgery was available to him. However his operation date came through quicker than was originally anticipated which did not give us any time to arrange a mass and party so that everyone could have the chance to say farewell to him. However a few of his friends managed to share lunch with him at midday, then helped move him down to Rugby that same afternoon. He is greatly missed by his parishioners whom he befriended during his time with us.