Brother Wilfrid Atkinson

born 12th July 1900
died 30th June 1989 aged 88
professed 3 April 1961

Br Wilfrid Atkinson, for many years a regular oblate at Fort Augustus, died in July 1989. He had been resident for a number of years in Nazareth House, Aberdeen. Before joining the Community, Br Wilfrid, who was a native of Preston, had been an Anglican monk and later tried his vocation as a Jesuit laybrother. For many years he coped with the Abbey’s plumbing and also manned the door at the Hospice, receiving visitors.

Taken from Abbey Boys by Mike Turnbull

Brother Wilfrid’s headstone in the monk’s cemetery

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