A message from the Bishop about the death of Father John Beaven

Dear Friends,

With sadness and with hope in the Resurrection, I write to inform you of the death of Father John Beaven PE., at Holy Spirit Home in Dubbo.

John Beaven was born in Sydney in 1933 and ordained a priest for the Diocese of Bathurst by Cardinal Gilroy in 1963.

His appointments as Assistant Priest included time in Bathurst, Orange, Canowindra, Gilgandra, Dubbo, Mudgee and Lithgow.

From 1992 to 1993 he served as Chaplain to the Aboriginal People of the Diocese.

He was Parish Priest of South Dubbo from 1994 until his retirement in 2005,

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Laurence's, Dubbo on Wednesday 1st July at 2.30 pm.

We thank God for Father Beaven's contributions to the life of our local church. We entrust him to the Mercy of God and pray that he will rest in peace and rise in glory.

Yours in Christ,

+Michael McKenna

Bishop of Bathurst