The Revd Richard Farr writes: THE Revd John Richardson,
who died on 31 March, aged 63, was a friend and a colleague for
nine years. He had been given an extraordinary mind, and was a
The Ven. Brian Harris writes: A DEANERY lay
chairman once commented to me that Bishop Colin Scott, who died on
1 April, aged 80, was both a gentle man and a gentleman.
The Rt Revd Edward Luscombe writes: THE Rt Revd
Michael Harry George Henley, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld &
Dunblane from 1995 to 2004, died on 21 March, aged 76.
THE Rt Revd Christopher Luxmoore, who died on 24 February, aged
87, was born in Boroughbridge Vicarage, Yorkshire, into a family
well used to providing clergy for the Church of England.
THE past 25 years have been a nightmare for such an eirenic
leader as the Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch,
Ignatius Zakka I 'Iwas, who has died, aged 80.
MARGARET PAWLEY, who died on 28 February, aged 91, saw active
service with the SOE during the Second World War; accompanied her
husband to Rome when he was the Archbishop of Canterbury's
Representative to the Holy See during the Second Vatican Council;
and became a prolific author in her widowhood.
THE Revd Donald Johnson, who died on 25 February, aged 85, was a
clergyman of many parts: a skilled artist, working primarily in
water colours; a horticulturalist who specialised in saving old and
rare apples; a keeper of sheep and bees. Above all he was a country
ALAN SPEDDING, a church musician of devotion, distinction, very
wide influence, and a rare capacity for friendship, who was for 42
years Organist and Director of Music at Beverley Minster, died in
hospital on Ash Wednesday, after a short illness.
THE Rt Revd Clifford Wright, who died in Newport on 14 February,
aged 91, was Bishop of Monmouth for five years, from 1986 until his
retirement at the age of 69 in 1991. He did not expect to become a
bishop, but had intended to retire after nearly a decade of
outstanding service as an archdeacon in the diocese.
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