Fr Thomas was founder of Contemplative Outreach and a Patron of The World Community for Christian Meditation for whom he led the John Main Seminar in 1998. Fr Laurence writes:
‘I and the World Community grieve the loss of a friend of many years and an inspiration in the shared work for the contemplative renewal of the church. We send condolences to our friends in Contemplative Outreach at this sad time of loss. May we who mourn him be comforted by the fruits of his life and remain confident of his prayer for us in the work we share’.