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Brian Foley

FOLEY, (William) Brian. b. Waterloo, Liverpool, 28 November 1919; d. Crosby, Liverpool, 11 October 2000. He was educated at St Mary’s Irish Christian Brothers’ School at Crosby, Lancashire, and at Upholland College, near Wigan, where he trained for the Roman Catholic priesthood. He was ordained in 1945. His parish ministry was in Liverpool for ten years; Bootle for eleven; Birkdale for five; and eventually, from 1971, in Clayton Green, Chorley, Lancashire. He died at Nazarene House, Crosby. Foley played the piano from childhood and, later, the organ. He started to write hymns in the 1950s, but none was published, a circumstance that he came to regard as an advantage because it gave him the...

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