A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Brian Torode

Remembering Brian – Twenty-five years ago since his priestly ordination

  Brian Torode was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on 2nd October 1994 at Gloucester Cathedral     Brian celebrated his First Mass at St Stephen’s Church, Cheltenham that evening … Continue reading

October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Brian’s Retirement Party Video

Brian was Head Teacher of Elmfield Junior School, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, from 1982 until his retirement in 1996. His retirement party took place on Monday 16th December at the school … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brian’s Dorset Holiday with his Family (1956)

To download this account of Brian Torode’s holiday in Dorset please press the link below: Brian was brought up on the Island of Guernsey during the German occupation and this … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

College Reunion Address 2001

College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham – Reunion of Former Students Year Groups 1960-1963 A Service of Thanksgiving in the College Chapel – Saturday 24th March 2001 Address … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Homage to the Reverend Brian Torode

                    C’est un vrai petit coin de verdure dans un pays tranquille, sur les coteaux près de la belle ville de … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Two Radio Interviews with Brian


April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Memorial at St Peter’s Leckhampton

Brian was buried close to a cherry tree in the churchyard of St Peter’s Leckhampton.  His Memorial is made of light grey Granite and was supplied by Robin F. Paul … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · 3 Comments

Cheltenham Local History Society Award

To all CLHS Members, 13th March 2014 Hello Everyone, I am sorry to be the bearer of sad news but, as some of you will already know, one of our … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Lieu of Flowers

From Jacqui Yeomans, Churchwarden and Treasurer at St Stephen’s, Cheltenham…. “In total we have received donations of £2416.47 in Brian’s memory. There were some donations that specified either Water Aid … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment