Canon Isaac – Funeral Arrangements

The mortal remains of Canon William Isaac will be received into St. David’s Cathedral on Easter Thursday, April 8th at 5pm, followed by the Requiem Mass celebrated by His Grace Archbishop George Stack and Canon’s fellow clergy. Canon’s body will remain in the presence of the Lord in the Cathedral overnight on Thursday and on Easter Friday, April 9th, it will be transferred to Belmont Abbey, where the Lord Abbot will celebrate Mass prior to Canon’s burial in the monastic grounds.


Due to Covid-19 restrictions there are very strict limitations on attendance at the Masses at the Cathedral and the Abbey. Please do not attend the Cathedral unless you have a confirmed booking and a seat number. Representatives of the community of St. Teilo’s and Our Lady of Lourdes, as well as members of Canon’s former parish of Bridgend, will be represented at the Mass.


The situation is even more challenging at the Abbey. English lockdown rules about funerals are far stricter than those in force in Wales. This means there is a maximum of 30 people, including the Archbishop, Abbot and monks from the community able to attend. The travel rules between Wales and England mean that only those who have a confirmed booking at the Abbey are able to cross from Wales into England without breaking the law.


Requiem Mass at St. David’s Cathedral – Thursday, April 8th – 5pm

For those unable to attend the Requiem Mass will be live streamed via the Cathedral Website.


The Order of Service is available below in two formats:


The web format is designed to be read on PCs or mobiles.


The print format will enable you to print a hard copy 8 page A4 booklet. Please note that there are some pictures in both versions. We would recommend printing in Greyscale (i.e. black and white) to avoid excess costs of colour printing.


Pre-burial Mass at Belmont Abbey – Friday, April 9th – 11.30am

The pre-burial mass will be live streamed via the Belmont Abbey website.

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