Our beloved Fr. Vince died yesterday on the Feast of All the Saints, at peace and surrounded by his family. The Burial Office will be held at 11 a.m. this Saturday, November 4, at Saint Matthew’s. The family will greet visitors beginning at 9:30 a.m. with a reception following the service at a nearby venue.
Below is the announcement sent out to the wider Diocese:
On the Feast of All Saints occurred the death of Father Vincent Liddle. Father Liddle was ordained in the Roman Catholic Church in 1960 and later earned a doctorate degree in Philosophy at the University of Louvain in Belgium, then served as a professor of philosopy in the United States.
After leaving the Roman Catholic community, Vince became a communicant of Saint Philip-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Oreland, with his wife Rosemary. At the invitation of those who knew him, he was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church, serving as an assisting priest and then rector of Church of the Messiah, Gwynedd.
Upon retirement in 1998 Vince continued to serve wherever he and Rosemary found themselves; most often as a priest associate at St. Matthew’s Church, Maple Glen, but also in a mission church in Florida, the Cathedral Church in Wilkes-Barre, and as the interim priest for Church of the Good Shepherd Rosemont.
Vince rejoiced in the gift of life and his life in Christ, which continues here with Rosemary, their five children, and eleven grandchildren.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in the peace and wonder of God’s glorious light!