Very sad news this morning as the death of Fr Lawrence Jones was announced. He was parish priest of Morpeth, (where I spent time as a curate from 1992-95) and only 53 years old but had been diagnosed with cancer at the start of the year. Lawrence could always bring a smile to your face: he had great faith and was a good shepherd. Here he is talking about the vocation to the priesthood. He`ll be very much missed. May he rest in peace. His body will be received into St Robert`s on Monday 4th May at 7pm. The Requiem Mass will be at the cathedral on Tuesday at 12.