Father Bob (Updated 21/03/2020)

Funeral Mass  Father Bob Wright

The Mass booklet for today’s service can be found by clicking on the image above or click here

Slideshow of memories – at the end of the Mass, you will find a slideshow of video and photos of Father Bob.

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We pray

Fr Wright was a very pastoral, gentle priest who will be greatly missed.

We pray for Fr Wright’s family, fellow clergy and the parishioners he served over the years.

May he rest in peace.



Funeral details

Reception of the Body and Mass will be

Venue          Parish of  St John Fisher, Tiverton Road, Wyken, Coventry, CV2 3DL

Date             Thursday, 19 March 2020 at 6pm

The Funeral Mass will be at the

Venue          Parish of  St John Fisher, Tiverton Road, Wyken, Coventry, CV2 3DL

Date             Friday, 20 March 2020, at 12.00 noon

Refreshments available after both Masses.

All welcome.



Parking arrangements

Car parking for clergy at the church.

Stewards will guide others to the local rugby club down the road.

Fr Robert will be buried at Lenton’s Lane Cemetery in Coventry.

Robert Joseph Wright was born in 1951 and ordained on 15 January 1977.
He served in the following ministries:
Bicester: 1977 – 1981
Nuneaton: 1981 – 1984
Redditch:  1984 – 1988
West Indian Chaplaincy 1988 – 1995
St John Fisher, Coventry 1995 – present.

Arrangements for Friday  March 20th at 12pm

The Church only has capacity for 500 and the Parish Hall will be used for Clergy to dress into vestments. Saint John Fisher school has been closed for Friday so the building can be used to live stream the Service into the school hall. Classrooms will be used for refreshments after the Mass has taken place. The places in the school hall will be on first come first served basis.  Saint Gregory school will remain open.

A joint Choir from Saint John Fisher and Saint Gregory Catholic Primary schools will lead the music.


  • Car parking for the clergy will be at the church
  • Stewards will guide parishioners/ visitors accordingly and there will be spaces available at the local rugby club down the road.

 Full details of the Funeral can be found here: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/news/notice-of-death-fr-robert-wright