Obituary of Rev Denis Cunningham

Father Denis Cunningham, long serving Parish Priest of St Christopher’s, Speke, died suddenly on the morning of Friday 23 July at the age of 70.

He was born in Liverpool on 15 June 1940, the son of Joseph and Veronica Cunningham. He attended St Agnes’ Primary School, Huyton and St Edward’s College, Liverpool. His ecclesiastical studies were undertaken at Upholland College where he was ordained to the priesthood on 12 June 1966.

His first, and only, appointment was to St Christopher’s, Speke in August 1966. In 1988 he was appointed Administrator of the parish and was subsequently appointed Parish Priest.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Christopher’s church, Speke, at 11am on Wednesday 4 August. May he rest in peace.