Vale, Fr Finbar

Go to content

Vale, Fr Finbar

Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
Saturday 15 Jun 2024
Fr Finbar Kealy, abbot of Douai from 1990 to 1998, died on Wednesday, 12 June 2024, in Royal Berkshire Hospital, after a long illness. He had been attended in his last days by both Fr Abbot and Fr Peter. Please join the monastic community in praying for his eternal rest.

Fr Finbar's body will be received into the abbey church at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 2 July.

His funeral Mass, followed by interment in the monastic graveyard, will commence at 11.30am on Wednesday, 3 July.

There will be a light buffet lunch after the funeral. If you intend to come to funeral and stay for the lunch, please let Fr Oliver know in good time so catering can be planned. You can email him at

- in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
[1030 - Sunday Conventual Mass]
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin, Gregorian Chant)
2000 - Compline* (English)
*No public Compline on Sundays
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

Visitor Enquiries: 0118 9715 399
Vale, Fr Finbar
Published by - 15 Jun 2024
Late May News
Published by - 28 May 2024
Eastertide Update
Published by - 30 Apr 2024
Holy Week Service Times
Published by - 23 Mar 2024
Back to content