Father Alban Rimmer OSB
1970-1973Died : 1984
Father Leonard Alban Rimmer was born in Warrington in 1911, Fr. Alban was ordained in 1939 and after teaching in the school at Ampleforth until 1952, he served in Cardiff, Warrington and Brownedge and as Parish Priest at Aberford. During his three years in Parbold, he renovated the Priory, removed the Pulpit from the front of the Church and developed lay involvement in the Liturgy. In 1973 he moved to Kirkbymoorside, near Ampleforth, to become Parish Priest. He remained there until 1980. Father Alban died, in retirement, in Ripon on 22 May 1984.