Chiswick Priest Killed in Car Crash

'Father Ed' dies in North Yorkshire road accident

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Father Edward Houghton - R.I.P.

Our Lady of Grace and St. Edward


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Father Edward Houghton, a priest at the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Grace and St. Edward on Chiswick High Road has been killed in a road accident.

The popular former teacher who had recently celebrated the first anniversary of his ordination was involved in a car crash on Friday, 21st August in North Yorkshire. He was on his way to his Aunt's funeral.

Born in Preston, before studying for the priesthood Father Ed had taught English and Religious Studies at St. Charles Sixth Form College in Ladbroke Grove. He had been a resident at Newman House when he was a student. He was 40 years old.

Vicar General of Westminster Diocese stated, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Fr Ed's immediate family - his sisters and brother, at this time. We remember also the parish communities at Chiswick where he was Assistant Priest, and the Cathedral where he served his year as a Deacon. "

Although relatively new to the Chiswick area, Father Ed was already a well-liked and valued member of the parish community. He will be deeply missed.

No details of funeral arrangments are available at this stage.

August 23, 2009