Hundreds of people are expected to gather at Newport Cathedral tomorrow (Wednesday) to pay their last respects to one of the most senior clergymen in Wales.
Fr Jeremy Winston died just weeks after being installed as Dean of Monmouth and on the day that he was due to start treatment for a brain tumour. He was 57.
The Requiem service will be led by the Bishop of Monmouth, Dominic Walker, and will be relayed live to Abergavenny where Fr Jeremy served as vicar of St Mary’s Priory Church for 18 years. The address will be given by the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon, John Davies. The Archbishop of Wales and civil dignitaries are also expected to attend.
Cathedral organist Christopher Barton has written a special choral piece for the service calledThe Souls of the Righteous and dedicated to Fr Jeremy.
At the end of the service, clergy will line the path as the coffin is carried from the Cathedral. Fr Jeremy’s body will be taken to Abergavenny and will lie in St Mary’s Priory overnight. St Mary’s will be open until early evening on Wednesday to allow people to pay their last respects. There will be a private burial on Thursday.
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Fr Jeremy will be held at St Mary’s Priory Church, Monk Street, Abergavenny, on January 21 at 11.30am.
Books of Condolence are at St Mary’s and at Newport Cathedral. Tributes can also be made online at https://stmarysprioryabergavenny.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/tributes-to-fr-jeremy-winston/
Fr Jeremy died on November 21. He was installed as Dean of Monmouth in September.
The Requiem service at the Cathedral will start at 1pm.