FURTHER to your obituary of Paul Goggins, and Paul
Vallely's article: neither commented on his time as National
Co-ordinator of Church Action on Poverty from 1989 to 1997.
THE Revd Dr Kenneth Greet, who led the Methodist Church for more
than a decade, died on 11 February, aged 95. Influential in his own
Church and beyond, he was a significant player in the ecumenical
movement that dominated mainstream Christian thinking in the 1960s
HELEN LEE, evangelist, who died on 14 January, aged 90, began to
share her faith publicly with her contemporaries as a student, then
Helen Lyth, in Cambridge in the early 1940s
THE Revd Augustine Christopher Caradoc Courtauld, Chaplain of
Trinity College, Cambridge, and the London Hospital, and Vicar of
St Paul's, Knightsbridge, in London, died peacefully, surrounded by
his family, on 11 January, aged 79.
THE Ven. Jim Rone, who died on 26 January, aged 78, came to Ely
diocese in 1982, from a title curacy in Oxford diocese, having had
a career in finance before ordination.
PHYSICALLY impressive, Dr Solomon Tilewa Ethelbert Willie
Johnson, Bishop of The Gambia and Primate of West Africa, was to
prove a big man in many spheres.
THE Revd Brian Vaudrey Bason, who died on 4 December, aged 86,
was brought up in West Gorton, Manchester, where his lifelong
fondness for Anglo-Catholic worship was nurtured by attendance at
St Benedict's, Ardwick.
The Revd Michael Hardy, who died on 5 January, aged 78, had a
varied ministry, which included time at USPG, where Desmond Tutu
was a colleague, and later a challenging ministry in Stretford,
WHEN the Vicar of St Peter's, Hale, in Chester diocese, came
home from a Parish Stewardship of Time and Talents meeting, he
burst out indignantly to his wife: "Geoffrey Wheeler
of Songs of Praise and Top of the
Form has filled in a pledge form offering an hour a week
to mow the churchyard grass. I can't let him do that: it's not a
use of talents; it's a waste."
PAUL GOGGINS, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, who died on 7
January, aged 60, was a practising Roman Catholic, former director
of Church Action on Poverty, and prominent Christian Socialist.
THE Rt Revd Peter Hall, a former Bishop of Woolwich, suffered a
major cerebral haemorrhage on 27 December, and died in hospital
that night, aged 83.