Peter Jennings RIP

On the phone, Peter in Rome
On the phone, Peter in Rome

Update on funeral arrangements for Peter

After the Funeral Mass we extend our hospitality to you on behalf of Peter to attend a reception in the Banqueting Suite at Birmingham Council House. This is only a short distance from St Chad’s Cathedral and directions will be given during the service.

We will join you after we have laid Peter to rest at a private burial in the family grave at Erdington Abbey.

Thank you to all those who have been in touch with me and the family following Peter’s death last Tuesday.

Stella, Sarah and Joseph
16th September


It is with great sadness that I write to tell you that my husband of nearly 36 years passed away on Tuesday 10th September at 12 noon. He was 65 years old. He had been suffering from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia and with a weakened immune system succumbed to pneumonia.

You may be reading this because in some way or other you were associated with Peter through his work as a well known Catholic journalist, broadcaster, stamp writer or PR consultant; or because you were his friend; or as a result of his many and varied interests and pursuits.

I extend a warm welcome to all who would like to attend his Funeral Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham B4 6EU at 10.30am next Wednesday 18th September. The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster will preside at the Funeral Mass and The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham will preach.

Peter served as Press Secretary to Archbishop Vincent when he was Archbishop of Birmingham; and continued as Press Secretary to Archbishop Bernard when he came to Birmingham.

Floral tributes are welcome. Please send them to W H Scott and Son, 426 Rotton Park Road, Edgbaston Birmingham B16 0LA If you wish you may take your floral tributes home after the service to remember Peter. Any donations in lieu of flowers will go to St Chad’s Restoration fund.

Best wishes
13th September 2013