In memory of Canon Padraig Gallagher

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As the Social Responsibility Officer for the Diocese of Swansea and Brecon, Padraig had a passion to make a difference and this was contagious. Even with his head in his hands he knew how and when to make courageous decisions and he never shied away from his responsibilities, regardless of how difficult it was, it was always about what should we do that is right. Right now.

He wanted to feed his community, through food banks, Sunday brunches and breakfast clubs, a very long time before it was the in thing to do. Because he cared not for any other reason than human compassion. He wanted to make our church real, gospel in action, treating your neighbour as yourself – he did exactly that and St Teilos is more than his legacy – it’s him.

He spoke truth in a way that you could do anything but not listen even when it was uncomfortable – he was brave in the things that he said but it was always from love.

And Faith in Families was a passionate cause for him and all of us who are involved with the charity know what a debt we owe to him. His dear wife Ruth has given permission to ask you to donate to Faith in Families in his memory. 

We will celebrate Padraig’s life on 2nd August at 10.20 at St Gabriel’s Church, Bryn Road, Swansea SA2 0AP followed by a private commital.  There will be light refreshments at St Teilos Church, 62 Cheriton Crescent, Portmead, Swansea SA5 5LA 

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Beryl Claybrooke
09 Aug, 2022

Thinking of you Ruth

Susan Waite
03 Aug, 2022

With love and in memory of Padraig

Fran Lovett
03 Aug, 2022

With deep love and respect for Padraig and his achievements at St Teilo's in Swansea. He will be forever missed. Fran & Ian

Alan Jevons      Top Donor     
15 Jul, 2022

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