Fr Thomas Michael Durkin was born on 13 May, 1943. He studied for the priesthood at the Beda College in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood at St Mary’s, Halifax, in 1974.
Fr Durkin was a curate at Holy Rood, Barnsley and Mother of God, Sheffield. During this time, he was also the Director of Vocations.
In March, 1984, he was appointed as Parish Priest at Our Lady of the Assumption, Stainforth.
He also served as Parish Priest in Hoyland, Rotherham and Darton.
In June, 2017, Fr Durkin retired. His death occurred on 8 September, 2018.
On Thursday, 20 September, his body was received into the Church of St Mary’s, Halifax, where he had been ordained, and his Requiem Mass was celebrated there at noon the following day.
May he rest in peace.