A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Memorial at St Stephen’s Church

The members of the congregation at St Stephen’s, Tivoli, Cheltenham, have raised funds for a wall plaque for their church in memory of Father Brian. It is situated in the south aisle near to the south doorway.  Judith Verity of Malmesbury designed and carved the stone which bears the inscription ‘Father Brian Edward Torode, 1941-2014, Our Beloved Teacher, Friend and Priest’. The memorial was unveiled after Sunday Mass on 13th September 2014, the Feast of the Holy Cross. It is made of Purbeck marble and Portland stone. Whilst Judith carried out the design work, Rosemary Carey, a member of the congregation, suggested the acanthus leaves at the corners which were painted on to the Purbeck stone. This beautiful tribute cost £2,500.


The plaque was unveiled and blessed on Holy Cross Day 2015:


Fr Nick Davies blesses the Memorial



Keith Brown cuts the cake…


In the form of a cake!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


This entry was posted on May 15, 2014 by in In Memoriam and tagged , , .
%d bloggers like this: