Father Albert Van Der Most

Father Albert Van Der Most

09.02.1937 - 26.09.2020

Father Albert will be sadly missed by his family, friends and parishioners. He was the parish priest at St Catherine’s Church, Littlehampton for 23 years. He arrived at St Catherine’s in September 1988 where he rallied the parishioners to launch an extraordinary programme of fund raising to help renovate the Church in which he himself was fully involved. As a result of much hard work and some generous donations the Church was restored.
Father Albert’s love of sport, particularly football was well known. Being a Dutchman his great love was for his national team and whenever they were playing England he would emerge after Mass with a orange Holland shirt on!
He also had a passion to help the poor and disadvantaged, and was well known for his many acts of kindness, especially for poor communities overseas. He received a letter from CAFOD, the Catholic Overseas Aid Charity congratulating him and St Catherine’s parish for their generosity and continued support for them.
In his latter years St Joseph’s Convent cared for, and supported Father Albert during his time with them.
Father Albert’s extrovert personality made him a well known figure in Littlehampton , but he will also be remembered for his deep faith and spirituality.

Richard Forcer


Fondly remember Fr Albert as Parish Priest of St. Peter & St. John church Camberley North prior to being sent to Littlehampton by then bishop Cormac Murphy O'Connor before he became Cardinal. Fr. Albert had a passion for raising funds for the missions in Ghana, Africa & organised the bishop's "Renew" project in our Parish.

Thea Brenes-van Brugge


This donation is on behalf of Mr and Mrs Berg van der Most, Mrs Berg being a sister of Fr Albert. They have many fond memories of Fr Albert. They were unfortunately unable to be present at this sad time.



Thank you for supporting financially so many Mill Hill Missionaries during your priestly ministry - much appreciated!

Thea Brenes-van Brugge


In memory of our dear friend Bertus, we will never forget you. David and Thea Brenes.



I have asked my Parish Priest to offer a mass on Tuesday for the repose of Fr Alberts soul.
May he Rest In Peace.. Wenda



We will miss you very, very much uncle Bertus! But until we meet again.. until then, goodbye! Rest In Peace✨

A. J. Pijpers, SMA.


Thank you, Bertus, for your kindness and for your sympathy everyone at all times! Whenever you would come on the scene, you were always able to create an atmosphere of friendliness and happiness, Thank you also for sharing your resources so generously. You will be deartly missed by your parishioners, family and friends. Your SMA confreres remember you in their prayers. May you rest in His peace. A. J. (Jos) Pijpers, SMA, Provincial Superior.

Maria Hobday


A wonderful reconciliation at St. Josephs Convent. All was put right with us. Rest in peace and thank you for your input in my life - two very strong people. You will Never be forgotten. RIP in my prayers.

A. J. Pijpers, SMA.


The SMA Fathers in the Netherlands pray for the soul of their confrere, Father Bertus van der Most. May the good Lord rest you. Thank you for your kindness and for all your pastoral services. You will be dearly missed by your parishioners, your family and friends and your confreres. Requiescat in pace.
A. J. (Jos) Pijpers, SMA, Provincial Superior.



Rest in Peace F.Albert. Our family met you many years ago when you were a SMA missionary father in Ghana, West Africa. Being a family of daughters my parents adopted all 'the fathers' and you were welcomed into our home. Years passed and you visited us at our school in Lingfield, and later in London & Littlehampton. Always so caring, with such energy and a wonderful sense of humor. May you be granted eternal rest . Love & prayers always - Christine (Wintle) my sisters, Helen, Marina & Sonia, Bill & Ailsa, my devoted parents and our families xx.

Gerda Mensen


Rust zacht Bertus,

Liefs van je zusje Gerda


Rest in peace Bertus,

Love from your sister Gerda


Edwin Berg


Beste Ome Bertus,
Via deze weg wil ik nogmaals mijn waardering uit spreken voor alles wat je voor mij hebt betekend. Mij gedoopt, stage adres voor mij geregeld in Coolham op Patmans Farm. Meerdere malen ben ik in LittleHampton geweest en altijd super tijd gehad. Ook kwam je regelmatig bij mij en mijn familie langs in Keiendorp, vlakbij waar jij geboren bent. dat vond je altijd prachtig om te zien hoe het hier nu was.
neefje Edwin Berg

Dear Uncle Bertus,
In this way I would like to express my appreciation again for everything you have meant to me. Baptized me, internship address arranged for me in Coolham at Patmans Farm. I have been to LittleHampton several times and always had a great time. You also regularly visited me and my family in Keiendorp, close to where you were born. you always loved that to see what it was like here now.
nephew Edwin Berg

Sander en Hilda + Kinderen Berg v.d. Most


Bertus bedankt voor alles rust zacht.
Wij zullen je gedenken.

Bertus thanks for everything rest in peace.
We will remember you.

Diane VM Philbey


May you rest in peace having given your all in the Priesthood.

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