The funeral arrangements for Fr Tom McNulty have been confirmed.

The Vigil of Reception is on Sunday 14 January at 7pm at St Kentigern's, 26 Parkgrove Avenue, Edinburgh EH4 7QR.

The  Requiem Mass will take place at midday on Monday 15 January at midday. Burial thereafter will be at Mount Vernon Cemetery.

Fr Tom died peacefully on Saturday at Inverclyde Royal Hospital. He was 90.

Fr Tom (right) pictured after concelebrating Mass with Archbishop Cushley at the Missionaries of Charity in Hopetoun Crescent, Edinburgh,  in 2015.

He was ordained to the priesthood at St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh in 1956 and faithfully served in seven parishes in the Archdiocese:

  • St Mary, Kirkcaldy, 1956-1963
  • St Bernadette, Larbert, 1963-1969
  • St Columba, Edinburgh, 1969-1972
  • Our Lady & St Margaret, Duns, 1972-1984
  • St Kentigern, Edinburgh, 1984-1998
  • Sacred Heart, Penicuik, 1998-2001
  • Our Lady of the Waves, Dunbar, 2002-2006
Fr Tom (second from right) at Mass to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of St Kentigern's in Barnton in 2016. He was parish priest there from 1984-1998.

Fr Tom attended St John's in Portobello (1938-1940), Holy Cross in Edinburgh (1940-45) before heading to Blair's College, the junior seminary.

He studied for the priesthood at St Sulpice in Paris (1951-56) and was ordained alongside his friend  James Friel, who died in 2019.

Tributes poured in for the much-loved priest following the announcement of his passing on social media.

Senga Welsh wrote: "Father McNulty was a truly wonderful person, a great Parish Priest, whom my family loved when he was in St. Bernadette's in Larbert."

Laura Swan wrote: "So sad to read this. A much loved priest during his time at St Kentigern's. Rest in peace."

Fr Thomas latterly resided at the Holy Rosary Residence in Greenock.

He died peacefully at Inverclyde Hospital on Saturday night, having been admitted there a couple of days earlier.

Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, pray for him.