Fr Malcolm Gray 1938 -2017 | Vicar of Holy Trinity 1975 -2007
It is with great sadness that we have heard of the death of Fr Gray. His parish priest at St Saviour’s, Fr David Dixon, explained something of the circumstances of Fr Malcolm’s death :
On Tuesday 17 January Fr Malcolm fell on his knee(s) at Dulverton Hall. He was seen by a member of the house staff and taken to his room.
Sometime later an ambulance was called and took him to Scarborough hospital and from there to York hospital intensive care unit.
An operation was planned to deal with a difficulty that had been discovered in one of his legs. Unfortunately, Fr Malcolm’s medical condition deteriorated to such an extent that he was too weak to undergo the operation. He died at 3.45 am on Sunday.
Fr Malcolm’s funeral will take place at 12 Noon on Tuesday 7th February at St Saviour, Belle Vue St, Scarborough YO12 7EP. For those unable to travel to Scarborough there will be a Requiem Mass at the same time at Holy Trinity.
In time Fr Gray’s ashes will be brought back for burial at Holy Trinity – a place he loved and always called ‘home’.
May he rest in peace.
Fr Malcolm was made Deacon in All Saint’ Poplar by Bishop Trevor Huddleston, Bishop of Stepney on the 21st December 1969. He was ordained Priest in the Church of God in the Parish Church of St Mary, Cable Street on the feast of St Thomas on the 21st December 1970 By Bishop Trevor Huddleston.
He served his title at St Mary’s Cable Street under Fr Peter Charles Clynick. In 1972 Fr Malcolm became Assistant Priest at St Mark, Bush Hill Park under Fr Roy Bence.
In 1975 he became Incumbent of Holy Trinity Winchmore Hill and remained there until his retirement in 2007. In retirement he became Honorary Assistant Priest at St Mary-the-Virgin, Kenton.
Fr Malcolm has served under the following Diocesan Bishops: Robert Stopford, Gerald Ellison, William Westwood, Graham Leonard, David Hope and Richard Chartres. He has served under the following Area Bishops: Trevor Hubbleston [Stepney], Alan Rogers, William Westwood, Brian Masters, Peter Wheatley [Edmonton, and John Broadhurst [Fulham].