On Friday 26th November a group of friends and family gathered to celebrated the lives of Jake Francis-Jones (B55), Robert Prendergast (S59), Gerald Moriarty (R46) and Peter Molony (B55), who all passed away over the last three years. It was also important that we remembered Hans Fleischner (C45) who sadly passed away on Friday 19th November 2021.

Dom Leo Maidlow Davis, Chaplain of St Gregory’s Society, conducted the Requiem Mass in the Abbey Church. The President of St Gregory’s Society, Jonny Grew (C77), Rupert Orchard (R74) and Danny Brennan (S89) provided readings as part of the Service.

Jake, Robert, Gerald and Peter all took on roles as President to St Gregory’s Society and were therefore well known throughout the OG Community. Each individual demonstrated great passion during their time as President, and their community drive and passion for the Old Gregorians was shown far beyond their involvement with the Council.

Hans has also made an everlasting impression and life-long legacy at Downside with extreme generosity over many years from the refurbishment of the Fleischner Theatre in 2017, and continuous support to the Bursary Fund.

We would like to thank Jake, Robert, Gerald, Peter and Hans for all that they have done to support Downside and their fellow OGs over the years.

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