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Obituaries

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29 December 2011

THE Rt Revd Sir Paul Reeves, a former Anglican Primate and 15th Governor-General of New Zealand, died in August.

Other deaths among the epis­copate included the Rt Revd Kenneth Stevenson, former Bishop of Ports­mouth; the Rt Revd Peter Walker, former Bishop of Ely; the Rt Revd Derek Rawcliffe, former Bishop of the New Hebrides, and later of Glasgow & Galloway; the Rt Revd Kenneth Pillar, former Bishop of Hertford; the Rt Revd Eric Wall, former Bishop of Huntingdon.

The Rt Revd Michael Eldon, the first Bahamian to be Bishop of Nassau; Mgr Richard Rutt, the knitting former Bishop of Taejon, of St Germans, and finally of Leicester; the Rt Revd John Brown, former Bishop in Cyprus & the Gulf; and the Rt Revd Alan Morgan, former Bishop of Sherwood.

THE Very Revd Jeremy Winston, Dean of Monmouth, died in office during the year, as did the Revd Patrick Allen, Priest-in-Charge of Sutton-on Plym and of St Simon and St Mary, Plymouth; the Revd Michael Peet, Rector of Bow and St Leonard’s, Bromley-by-Bow; the Revd George Wauchope, Tutor in World Mission Education at the Selly Oak Centre for Mission Studies; the Revd Collette Thornborough, Vicar of St Nicholas’s, Blundellsands.

Other deaths among the clergy which were noted during the year included those of Canon A. M. (Donald) Allchin, author, and former Librarian of Pusey House, Oxford; the Very Revd Anthony Perry, former Provost of Kuching; Prebendary Gerard Irvine, former Vicar of St Matthew’s, Westminster; Fr V. P. Bowen, former Rector of Cranham and of Wanstead; Canon Geoffrey Shaw, former Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford; the Revd Lord Pilking­ton of Oxenford, former public-school headmaster and Chairman of the Broadcasting Com­plaints Com­mis­sion.

The Revd John Ashley, Lincoln­shire in­cumbent and horseman; Fr Roland Walls, a found­ing member of the Community of the Transfigura­tion; the Revd Geoffrey Moorgas, South African former priest in England and Namibia.

The Revd John Morris, centenarian former Chaplain in Paris; the Very Revd Oliver Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, former Dean of Lincoln Cathedral; Canon Richard McDonald, first Principal of Bula­wasi Theological College in Mbale, and a founder member of the Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association; the Revd Andrew Wylie, first chaplain to the oil and gas in­dustries.

Prebendary Eric Tinker, former Senior Chaplain to the Universities and Colleges of London; the Revd John Stott, leading Evangelical and long-serving Rector of All Souls’, Langham Place; Canon Roger Green­acre, pre-eminent English interpreter of the Church of England to the French Church; the Revd Peter Sanderson, Anglo-Catholic priest in Sussex; the Revd Alan Neech, former General Secretary of the Bible Churchmen’s Missionary Society

The Revd Brother Colin Wilfred SSF, former Guardian of Alnmouth Friary; the Revd John Carden, former CMS Asia Secretary; the Revd James Atkinson, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield; the Revd Ian Dunlop, former Canon Chancellor of Salis­bury and Church Times columnist; Canon Derek Blows, former director of the Westminster Pastoral Founda­tion; the Revd Doreen Hinder, former Priest-in-Charge of St Ninian’s, Glenur­quhart; the Revd Elizabeth Wiesner, one of the first regularly ordained women priests in the Epis­copal Church in the US.

The Revd Frank Hone, former Vicar of Frodingham; the Revd Margaret Cundiff, reli­gious broad­caster and author; the Revd Patrick Blair, former Provost in Khartoum; Canon Peter Duplock, former Chaplain succes­sively in Geneva and Brussels; the Very Revd Frank Jenkins, former Dean of Monmouth; Canon Roy Barker, former Dean of Grahams­town; the Revd John Eldrid, influ­ential Central London Samaritan; Canon Robert Morgan, former Chair­man of South Glamorgan Council.

AMONG lay people whose deaths were recorded were Anthony How-ard, journalist; Professor Terence Copley, successively Professor of Religious Education at the Univers­ities of Exeter and Oxford; Sir John Owen, former Dean of the Arches; Professor Walter James, one of the original lay members of General Synod; Denis Ball, former head­master of Kelly College, Tavis­tock.

Reginald Frary, church musician, author, and proofreader; Mary Gardner, Bible trans-lator; Ronald Smith, organist, conductor, and accomp­anist; David Hunter Johnston, an architect of the C of E’s steward­ship campaign; Alan Martin, former General Director of the Scripture Union.

Captain Ernest Cousins, founder of Church Army Jamaica; Joseph Farrelly, Roman Catholic ecumenist; Mother Susila CSS, founder and Superior of the Christa Sevika Sangha; Professor Patrick Collinson, historian; Mary Ullyot, former USPG missionary; Svetlana Alliluyeva, Christian writer and daughter of Stalin; Yelena Bonner, Soviet dissident; Baron Gould of Brookwood (Philip Gould), political consultant.

THE deaths also occurred of Mother Thekla, last surviving nun of the Orthodox Monastery of the Assump­tion in North Yorkshire, and spiritual muse of the composer Sir John Tavener; the Revd Gustavo Parajon, Nicaraguan peacemaker; the Revd David Wilkerson, pastor to disil­lusioned US youth, and co-author of The Cross and the Switchblade; the Revd Professor C. K. Barrett, Meth­odist biblical scholar.

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