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Ampleforth Abbey monk, Father Edmund Hatton, dies aged 90
8:15am Saturday 8th September 2012 in News
A LONG-SERVING monk at one of North Yorkshire’s most famous abbeys has died at the age of 90.
Father Edmund Hatton, Benedictine monk of Ampleforth Abbey who, among his many roles, spent more than 30 years revolutionising and tending Ampleforth’s orchards, died peacefully at the Abbey on Friday, August 31.
Originally from West Malling in Kent, Christopher Hatton, as he was known before joining the order, went to school at Ampleforth College and joined the monastic community in January 1941.
He was ordained priest on July 23, 1950, and went on to work in the Ampleforth Abbey orchard from the late 1940s until his first parish appointment in 1980.
His funeral was held at Ampleforth Abbey yesterday followed by burial in the Monks’ Wood at Ampleforth.