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In Memory of: Br. Peter Clinch

Posted on 28 February 2024

We pay our condolences to the friends and family of Br. Peter Clinch, who unexpectedly passed away on January 28. Peter served as congregation leader since 2022, and was a Member of Edmund Rice Development. Peter grew up in Australia and attended the Christian Brothers College, St. Kilda. He was trained as a teacher, and worked in formal education and pastoral settings with youth, young adults and refugees before joining leadership on Province Leadership Teams and later as the Oceania Province Leader and Congregation Leader.

‘Peter was a large-hearted man, who could be direct and determined, yet holding a vision that always took us beyond the current reality into a new way of thinking and seeing the world. His compassion for the poor and Earth was reflected in the simplicity of his life.’ – Br. Gerard Brady, Oceania Province Leader

Tributes to Peter have come in from all over the world. We remember Peter’s generosity and his commitment to Edmund Rice Mission and thank him most sincerely for his service and friendship. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.


Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee. Registered in Ireland, Registered Charity Number: 20071004, Company Number: 463400, Revenue Charitable Tax Exemption Number: CHY18492, Registered Address: 23 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55.

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