THE Very Revd Keith Jukes arrived in Ripon as Dean in 2007,
after a difficult time in the life of the cathedral, when trust and
confidence were at a low ebb. His ministry restored the sparkle in
the life of the cathedral.
The Dean of Winchester writes: FR IAN WEATHRALL, who died on 30
April, aged 91, responded to Christ's call by giving his life to
India. He was a member of the celibate Brotherhood of the Ascended
Christ, based at Court Lane, Delhi.
THE name of Dr Geza Vermes, who died on 8 May, aged 88, is
widely known as that of a scholar and writer who became prominent
in two areas of innovation and controversy.
MILES AMHERST, who died on 11 May, aged 82, was a man with a
vision. He was about 21 when he first saw Tewkesbury Abbey on a
glorious April day, and was much moved by its magnificence and
atmosphere of holiness. He also recognised that the building had
the most splendid acoustic for choral music.
THE Revd Leslie Eden, who died on 10 May, aged 93, first
came to All Saints', Blackheath, as a chorister in the 1920s. As a
choir man, he met his beloved Elaine there, and their son, Graham,
was baptised there. Elaine died in 2002, and he is survived by
Graham, with whom he latterly lived in Market Rasen.
THE Revd Dr Colin Davey, who died on 6 April, aged 78, had a
notable career as an Anglican ecumenist.
HE WAS born, bred, educated, and even graduated in the shadow of
Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin - and it was there that Canon
Norman Kelly, who died on 20 March, aged 92, found the ordered,
liturgical worship, the quiet and devotional prayer life, and,
above all, the warm pastoral care that characterised him.
THE Gospel singer George Beverly Shea died on 16 April, aged
104. Born in Ottawa, Canada, the son of a Methodist minister, he
later moved to the United States, and was naturalised as an
American citizen in 1941.
LADY LOANE, widow of the Rt Revd Sir Marcus Loane, a former
Archbishop of Sydney and Australian Primate, died in Sydney on 20
March, aged 99.
Roger Shaw writes : CANON Raymond Hockley, who died on 11
September last year, aged 82, became an Anglican in his early 20s,
having been a Quaker in his teens.
BARONESS THATCHER of Kesteven, who died on Monday morning, aged
87, was Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the only woman to
have held that office. Dr Edward Norman reflects on her legacy.