Rob Hardie’s Leaving Mass


Rob Hardie has been a member of the OFS for more than 30 years. He initially lived in the South West Region but later moved to Norwich. Rob has done much work both for the Order and in a range of other charitable fields.
He served on local, regional and national councils during this time.

People who were at the Chapter of Mats, 2014, might remember him as the person who asked us to fill buckets with dirty water and then showed us how it could be transformed into drinking water. This process can make water drinkable in countries that are short of drinking water.

He is emigrating to New Zealand with his wife Clare in May. There will be a farwell celebratory Mass at St George’s Church , Sprowston, Norwich at 12.00 midday on April 21st. All are invited to the Mass and for refreshments afterwards.

If anyone is able to join us, please email Paula Pearce:

We all wish Rob and Clare a happy and blessed life in New Zealand.

God bless!

2 thoughts on “Rob Hardie’s Leaving Mass

  1. Indeed! We are grateful to all our dear brother Rob has done and shared with us! A good Franciscan and, I in particular, am grateful to all support received from him when he was EA Regional minister and visiting Cambridge and also visiting our deceased sister Agnes Roddy ofs in the hospital more than once! His joyful spirit and always ready to contribute to ‘building our church’…. I learnt a lot from him! Both him and Clare will be very much missed! I do wish them both a happy move to NZ and that they may enjoy life over there with their son and family . I will do my best to attend the farewell mass! Praise the Lord for having allowed us to share ROB’s life here in the U.K.! Peace and ALL good!

  2. Both Rob and Clare have been an unforgetable part of our Franciscan lives for over 30 years from Bath to Norwich. Any gathering he was part of was enlivened and enthused. He has enriched the Order and us.
    Thank God for the gift of Rob and Clare, in Rob’s own words, “Isn’t God great!!!”

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