Of your charity, pray for the repose of the soul of Rev Dom Antony Tumelty OSB who died on 27th August 2017 at 3.20pm at the age of 64.
Father Antony was professed a monk for 43 years and ordained to the sacred priesthood for 34 years.

He served as chaplain to the Poor Clares in Much Birch and also as the Chaplain to the armed forces. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
During his life, Father Antony had a great devotion to our blessed Lady and to Saint John Kemble. Let us now pray to them to intercede for Father Antony.

May our blessed Lady,
Saint Michael,
Saint Joseph,
Saints Peter and Paul,
Saint Benedict,
Saints John Kemble and David Lewis
And all the Saints now pray for him to the Lord our God.

Arrangements have been released for Father Antony’s Requiem Mass and are as follows.

Reception of Father Antony’s Body: Wednesday 6th September 2017 at Belmont Abbey – 7.45pm
Pontifical High Requiem Mass Mass in the Ordinary Form of the Mass will be offered on Thursday 7th September 2017 at Belmont Abbey, Hereford – 2.30pm

There are several changes to the celebration of Holy Mass over the coming weeks please note that Holy Mass will be offered at the following locations:
Wednesday 11th May 2016 – 7pm Low Latin Mass at Belmont Abbey followed by the annual Torchlight Procession at 9pm
Sunday 15th May 2016 – 6.30pm Low Latin Mass at Much Birch. The Celebrant will be Dom Jonathan Rollinson OSB
Wednesday 25th May 2016 – Low Latin Mass at Belmont Abbey
Thursday 26th May 2016 – 7pm Low Latin Mass at Belmont Abbey for the Feast of Corpus Christi
Thursday 9th June 2016 – 7pm Low Latin Mass at Belmont Abbey (Transferred from the Wednesday 8th June)
If you are able to attend any Latin Masses in the Archdiocese, please do so as our priests, who have their own parish or monastic commitments give up their free time to offer Holy Mass in the Traditional Rite for us.
Please pass on this important information to all who may not receive this information.

DomAntonyPlease continue to keep Father Antony Tumelty, Chaplain to the Poor Clare Convent in Much Birch Hereford in your prayers at this time. Please use the following link after you have prayed for him. Don’t forget to click the ‘I PRAYED FOR YOU’ button.


On Sunday 8th December 2013, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blesséd Virgin Mary at the Poor Clare Convent in Much Birch, Hereford, I had the privilege of sitting in choir for the Reception, Baptism, First Confession, Confirmation and First Holy Communion of Curtis, a gentleman who has had good instruction in the Catholic faith by Dom Antony Tumelty, the Chaplain to Much Birch. All sacraments were administered according to the traditional rite of Holy Mother Church. It was a wonderful occasion and also very rare to see in the Archdiocese and in fact in the church and on behalf of the Latin Mass Society in the Archdiocese of Cardiff I wish Curtis many years of happiness in the Catholic Church…welcome home!

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My apologies for the poor quality (and my shaky hand…mea culpa) but it was recorded on a mobile phone. More photos and videos to follow. Watch this space.

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