RIP Fr Peter Gooden Obituary Notice

Sunday 10th May 2020

We are sorry to share the sad news that Fr Peter Gooden died peacefully on the morning of 9 May 2020 in Salford Royal Hospital following a short illness.

Fr Gooden was in his eighty fourth year, the twenty ninth year of his Sacred Priesthood.  May he rest in peace.

Peter was born on 16th August 1936 in Salford and baptised at St Luke’s, Irlams o’ th’ Heights on 30th August 1936. He attended the local school. In 1984 Peter entered Quarr Abbey as a Postulant and Novice for the Benedictines until 1986.

Peter was accepted as an Ecclesiastical student for the Diocese of Salford in 1986 and studied at Campion House, Osterley for one year before transferring to the Beda College in Rome. Fr Peter Gooden was ordained to the Priesthood at St Luke’s, Irlams o’ th’ Heights on 22nd June 1991.

Fr Gooden served the Diocese of Salford in the following appointments:

1991-1992:       St. Anne’s, Crumpsall and Chaplain to Booth Hall Children’s Hospital

1992-1994:       St. John Bosco, Blackley and continuing as Chaplain to Booth Hall

1994-1999:       Chaplain, Hope Hospital, Salford

1999-2009:       St. John Fisher, Haughton Green

Fr Peter retired in 2009 and resided firstly at Boarbank Hall and then St Mary’s, Chipping before moving to Cathedral House.

Fr Peter was laid to rest at St Mary’s Cemetery, Wardley on Monday 18th May.

A Memorial Mass will be held in the future.


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