Roy will be known to many people around the diocese due to his input on Diocesan panels/groups on behalf of the parish.

Roy’s funeral Mass will be live streamed on Wednesday 17th February at 11am from St. Thomas’s Church. To join the Mass use the link below. Please subscribe to the youtube site if you can.

St Thomas of Canterbury RC Church Grays – YouTubeThe Catholic Mission of Grays began in 1862. Fr.Gilligan had charge of two poor missions, Barking and Grays, a closed-up shop and the altar a deal table. The vestments were described as unfit for …

Roy sadly passed away on 10th January 2021. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home with his family around him. 

Roy and Margaret Smith gave so much of their time and love to the parish for many years including leading the RCIA, the Parish Council, First Communion, an active member of the K.S.C., C.W.L., hosting prayer meetings in their home, representing the parish in the local area as our Ecumenical contacts, representing the parish at Diocesan level – the list could go on.  

Rest in Peace Roy once again reunited with your beloved Margaret.

Our thoughts and prayers to their children, grandchildren and family and especially with Isabel.”