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Friends and family pay their respects to popular priest

054897h; in Ryedale folder 48; pic by db 3 Dec 05
Thornton Dale's new vicar, Rev Paul Mothersdale

054897h; in Ryedale folder 48; pic by db 3 Dec 05 Thornton Dale's new vicar, Rev Paul Mothersdale

Friends and family turned out in force to pay tribute to the life of a popular parish priest who was laid to rest yesterday.

The funeral of Rev Paul Mothersdale, 62, was held at All Saints Church, Thornton-le-Dale.

He had died peacefully in Harrogate Hospice on January 18 following a battle with cancer.

Rev Mothersdale, a former policeman, was a curate in Kirkleatham before becoming the incumbent of St Agnes, Middlesbrough.

He was appointed the incumbent of All Saints, Thornton-le-Dale in 2005, and Rural Dean of Northern Ryedale in 2009. Rev Mothersdale threw himself into village life, appearing with the Thornton-le-Dale Players in a number of plays, and leading the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

He left the Diocese in 2011 to become priest-in-charge of Malew on the Isle of Man, where he was also Rural Dean of Castletown and Peel, and a canon of St German’s Cathedral.

 

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