It is with sincere sympathy and prayer that we mourn the passing of Fr. Jeremy Davies

It is with sincere sympathy and prayer that Mgr. Moger, the Walsingham Chaplains, the Franciscans, the priests, deacons, religious and lay faithful mourn the passing of dear Fr. Jeremy Davies who died in the early hours Saturday November 5th 2022. Fr. Jeremy had a peaceful, gentle, prayerful and beautiful passing into Eternal Mysteries.

We had the joy of having Fr. Jeremy at Our Lady’s Shrine and in Walsingham during the last two years of his life. He touched many hearts by his priestly witness of prayer and faithfulness.

Fr. Jeremy was priest of the Diocese of Westminster and we give you the announcement sent out by Mgr. Martin Hayes, Vicar General, Diocese of Westminster.

Rest in peace dear Fr. Jeremy and Rise in Glory. Amen!



Dear Fathers, Deacons and Colleagues,

With sadness I write with news of the death early today, 5 November, of Fr Jeremy Ponsonby Meredith Davies. Fr Jeremy died peacefully in the home provided for him in Fakenham, Norfolk.

Fr Jeremy was born in London on 25 March 1935 and ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Westminster in Rome on 15 April 1974.

Sympathy is extended to Fr Jeremy’s family and friends, and to the clergy and parishioners of his former parishes in the Diocese and beyond, and to those among whom he exercised specialised ministry.

Details of funeral arrangements, and an obituary, will follow in due course.

We pray for the repose of Fr Jeremy’s soul:

Lord Jesus, our Redeemer,

you willingly gave yourself up to death so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life.

Listen to our prayers, look with love on your people who mourn and pray for Fr Jeremy.

Lord Jesus, holy and compassionate, forgive his sins.

By dying you opened the gates of life for those who believe in you.

Do not let our brother be parted from you, but by your glorious power give him light, joy and peace in heaven

where you live for ever and ever.

May the soul of Fr Jeremy, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

With kind regards,


Mgr Martin Hayes | Vicar General | Diocese of Westminster