The Diocese Mourns the Death of Fr Martin Williams

Fr Martin, on the occasion of his 25th Anniversary of Ordination, with Bishop John

Born on 9 January 1938, John Martin Williams studied at the Beda College, Rome, before being ordained to the priesthood on 28 April, 1979 at St Cuthbert’s Church in Bradford.

  He began his ministry as a curate at the Sacred Heart, Goldthorpe, and then at the Sacred Heart, Sheffield.

  In 1985 he was appointed as Parish Priest at St Paul’s in Grimethorpe.  He later served as the Parish Priest of both Our Lady of Lourdes, Hackenthorpe and St Joseph’s and St Teresa’s, Woodlands.

  His final placement was as Parish Priest at the Holy Spirit in Dronfield.

  Fr Martin retired in November, 2014.  He died on Saturday, 30 June, 2018.

  May he rest in peace.