FEW - if any - church leaders of modern times have had to
navigate through such a lethal minefield as Metropolitan Vladimir
THE Revd Beryl Morgan dedicated her life to the service of the
Church of England in the diocese of Lichfield. Last October, she
moved into residential care on the very weekend when she celebrated
50 years since she had been made a deaconess.
THE Revd Dr John Hughes, who was killed in a car accident on 29
June, aged 35, was a leading theologian of his
THE Revd John Payne, who died on 21 June, aged 65, had a
notable, if brief, ministry at St Hilda's, Cross Green, Leeds, to
which he came after Nottingham University, Cuddesdon and a first
curacy at Tilehurst.
Simon Lindley writes: BARRY LYNDON, Clerk of the Royal College
of Organists for almost a quarter of a century, until 1990, died in
hospital in Stevenage on 25 May, aged 83.
THE son of a priest in Swansea and Brecon diocese, Basil Bevan,
who died one day short of his 86th birthday, was educated at St
Edmund's School, Canterbury.
Recollections: The Rt Revd Dr John Austin Baker; Bishop
THE Rt Revd John Austin Baker, Bishop of Salisbury in the 1980s
and early '90s, who died on 4 June, aged 86, had a mind of
exceptional lucidity and range. He wrote with ease and
THE Rt Revd John Satterthwaite, a notable ecclesiastical
diplomat for Lambeth Palace in the 1960s, who went on to reorganise
the Church of England on the Continent and become the first Bishop
of Gibraltar in Europe, died on 22 May, aged 89.
HORACE "OSCAR" TURNILL, who died on 13 May, aged 84, was a
journalist and editor who made a lasting contribution to
the Church Times. His legacies include the paper's
title line/masthead in its current form.
Jan Waterson writes: FURTHER to your obituary
of Jim Cotter, his ministry of "quiet prayer, simple
hospitality, and thoughtful conversation, and deepening solitude
and simplicity" had a particular focus in his later years, which is