Fr Andrew was born in 1917 in Forest Gate and attended St Bonaventure’s as a student

In 1935 he joined the Order of Franciscans Minor and was ordained as a Priest in 1943

He was a teacher at St Bon’s until 1970, then worked in the Holy Land and Bristol and returned to Forest Gate and carried on living in the St Antony’s Friary until 2002

He died in 2008 and his Requiem Mass was presided over by Monsignor John Armitage, who was the Chair of the Governing Body of St Bonaventure’s at the time