Funeral arrangements for Fr Thomas McNulty

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.

The Very Rev William Canon Conway: 1941-2022

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Canon William Conway who died today (Monday 26 December) at 4am in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He was 81.

Canon Conway was parish priest at St Machan's in Lennoxtown for 22 years, before his retirement in 2016.

He was ordained in 1968 and also served in St Francis Xavier’s in Falkirk, Immaculate Conception in Jedburgh, St Margaret’s in Loanhead, St Catherine’s in Edinburgh and St Alexander’s in Denny.

Canon Conway was on the seminary staff at St Andrew’s College in Drygrange, Roxburghshire, and Gillis College, Edinburgh, for 14 years between 1973 and 1987.

+Requiescat in Pace+

Tributes paid following death of Bishop Emeritus Vincent Logan

Tributes have been made to Vincent Logan, the former Bishop of Dunkeld, and former priest of our Archdiocese.

He was born in Bathgate in 1941 and served in parishes incuding St Margaret's, Davidson Mains, St Matthew's, Rosewell and St Mary's Ratho. He made headlines in 1981 when he was ordained Bishop of Dunkeld at the age of 39, making him one of the youngest bishops in the world.

Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, said: “It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Vincent Logan, the retired bishop of Dunkeld.

"The bishops of Scotland offer our deep condolences and the promise of our prayers to Bishop Stephen Robson and all the clergy and people of the Diocese of Dunkeld as they remember Bishop Vincent."


He added: "Coming only a day after the death in Glasgow of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia marks this week as one of loss and mourning for the Catholic church in Scotland.

"Bishop Vincent Logan was dedicated and energetic. His episcopal ordination in 1981 at the age of 39 made him one of the youngest bishops in the world and gave him an energy and zeal in all he did. His commitment to Catholic Education was well known and his robust defence of it will be long remembered.

"On behalf of the Bishops of Scotland, we commend his soul into the hands of God and pray that he may enjoy eternal rest.”

Friend of priests

Friend and fellow priest Paul Capaldi said: "He was a great pastoral bishop, much loved by his priests. As a priest of our Archdiocese, he pioneered catechetics, visiting all the schools and was our head of Catholic Education until 1981.

"He formed Priests Scotland 25 years ago so that clergy across the country could meet up regularly for retreats. He organised many pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome."

Archbishop Leo Cushley said: "He was held in high regard and was nominated bishop at an extraordianrliy young age in recognition of his talents and gifts, especially in education.

"He enjoyed a distinguished time as Bishop and, as a priest of our Archdiocese, he is remembered with affection and respect. May he rest in peace."

For the last year or so, Bishop Emeritus Logan was based at St Mary's Home in Carnoustie. He was 79. Requiescat in Pace.

Obituary: The Very Rev Stephen Canon Judge

Tributes have been paid following the death of a dedicated Edinburgh priest.

Stephen Canon Judge died peacefully on Friday morning at St Anne’s Care Home in Musselburgh after a period of illness. He was 84.

He served at various parishes across the Archdiocese for over 50 years before retiring in 2010.

St Ninian’s was his first appointment, from 1958 to 1962, before becoming parish priest at St Columba’s for seven years. In 1969 he began at Holy Cross and then St Gregory’s (1972-1985), St Peter’s (1985-1989), St Mary of the Angels in Camelon (1989-1996) before taking over at both St Andrew’s and St Margaret’s from 1996 to 2001.

He retired as parish priest at St Mark’s in 2010, having enjoyed nine years there.

Canon Judge attended St Cuthbert’s Primary School and junior seminary at Blairs College, near Aberdeen. He was accepted as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh and studied for the priesthood at the Royal Scots College in Valladolid, Spain, where he was ordained in 1958.

He received a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of London in 1997 and a Theology qualification from Edinburgh University in 1991. In 1995 he enjoyed a stay in Jerusalem on a three-month sabbatical. Canon Judge was an ordained priest for a total of 61 years.

Archbishop Leo Cushley said: “Canon Stephen was a good and shrewd pastor of souls. He touched many people’s lives positively in his many years of priesthood. I am very grateful for his goodness, his humour and his constant example of service. May he rest in peace.”

Funeral arrangements will be issued shortly.

The Very Rev Stephen Canon Judge BD MTh 1935-2019.