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Fr David Adlington 18 May 1951 – 4 January 2018

It is with deep sadness that the Churchwardens of the Parish Church of St Mary & St Eanswythe with St Saviour, Folkestone announce the death of Fr. David Adlington who collapsed and died suddenly at his home on Thursday 4 January 2018. Fr David had been Priest in charge and Vicar of the parish of St Mary & St Eanswythe Folkestone from 2000 to 2009 and again from 2013 when he was also Vicar of St Peter’s Folkestone. His ministry began in London where he was ordained in Southwark Cathedral in 1974 and included 12 years at Llandaff in Wales before his appointment to Folkestone.

The Churchwardens and people of the Parish extend their condolences to his widow, Kim and the family and hold them in their thoughts and prayers.

Fr David with pupils of St Eanswythe’s School at the Saint’s Shrine in the Parish Church

Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Trevor: Bishop-of-Dover-letter.pdf

Fr David’s funeral service will be held on Saturday 27th January at 12 noon in St Mary and St Eanswythe’s Church. Please click here for further details.