04 January 2013


BIRCH. - On 14 December, the Revd Shirley Anne Birch: Hon. Parish Deacon in the Melton Great Framland Team Ministry (1991-93); NSM in the Melton Mowbray Team Ministry (1993-2001); Minster-in-Sheppey (2002-09); aged 78.

HUGHES. - On 22 December, the Ven. Evan Arthur Bertram Hughes: CMS Missionary at Taljhari, India (1959-62); Bhagalpur (1963-69); Archdeacon of Bhagalpur (1965-66); Patna (1966-69); Assistant Curate of Llanstadwell (1970-73); Lahore, Pakistan (1973-74); Vicar of Johnston with Steynton (1974-80); Newcastle Emlyn (1980-81); Newcastle Emlyn with Llandyfriog and Troed-yr-aur (1981-86); Canon of St Davids Cathedral (1980-85); Archdeacon of Carmarthen (1985-91); Vicar of Llanegwad with Llanfynydd (1986-88); Cynwil Efed and Newchurch (1988-91); aged 87.

MARTINEAU. - On 21 December, the Revd Christopher Lee Martineau: RNVR Chaplain (1943-46); Assistant Curate of St Albans Abbey (1946-48); Vicar of St Paul's, Balsall Heath (1948-54); Priest-in-Charge of Shard End (1954-58); Vicar (1958-65); Rector of Holy Trinity, Skipton-in-Craven (1965-83); Hon. Canon of Bradford Cathedral (1972-83); aged 96.

MAYNE. - On 19 December, the Very Revd John Andrew Brian Mayne: Curate-in-Charge of Knockagoney (1962-68); Belvoir (1986-71); Rector (1971-80); Down & Dromore Diocesan Warden of Readers (1969-80); Cashel & Ossory Diocesan Warden of Readers (1980-84); Dean of Waterford (1980-84); Rector of the Lecale Group (1984-2001); Secretary General of the Synod Liturgical Committee (1989-99); Canon of Down Cathedral (1987-2001); Precentor (1991-2000); Chancellor (2000-01); aged 78.

SHEARMAN. - On 24 December, the Revd Michael Alan Shearman: Assistant Curate of St Augustine's, Wembley Park (1953-58); Vicar of St Luke's, Enfield (1958-87); aged 90.

SLAUGHTER. - On 21 December, the Revd Maurice Basil Slaughter: Assistant Curate of Christ Church, Luton, in charge of St Peter's (1947-50); Vicar of St Margaret's, Ladywood, Birmingham (1950-52); Newsome (1952-60); Queensbury (1960-63); Christ Church, Skipton-in-Craven (1963-78); Hon. Canon of Bradford Cathedral (1967-85); Rural Dean of Skipton (1973-82); Priest-in-Charge of Bolton Abbey with Barden, and of Rylstone (1978-85); Arncliffe with Halton Gill (1979-82); aged 92.

SMITH. - On 17 December, the Revd George Robert Henry Smith: Vicar of Parkend (1956-65); Curate-in-Charge of Clearwell (1960-62); Perpetual Curate of St Barnabas's, Tuffley (1965-69); Vicar (1969-82); Hon. Canon of Gloucester Cathedral (1981-95); Rector of Leckhampton (1982-94); NSM of Westcote with Icomb and Bledington (1995-98); 88.

STONE. - On 26 December, the Revd Reginald Peter Stone: Hon. Assistant Curate of St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood (1962-67); Master of Kingsdale Comprehensive School (1962-63); Archbishop Tenison's Grammar School, Oval (1963-75); Chaplain of Highgate School (1975-92); received into the RC Church; aged 80.

WELLER. - On 31 December, the Revd Richard Morton Weller: Curate-in-Charge of St James's Conventional District, Stockton (1968-74); Vicar of East Ardsley (1974-83); Heckmondwike (1983-91); Birstall (1991-96); Rural Dean of Birstall (1992-96); Vicar of Gawber (1996-2001); aged 79.

WOODROFFE. - On 29 November, the Most Revd George Cuthbert Manning Woodroffe: Vicar of St Simon, Barbados (1947-49); Rector of St Andrew's, Barbados (1949-56); St Joseph's, Barbados (1956-62); St John's, Barbados (1962-67); St George's Cathedral, Kingstown (1967-69); Bishop of the Windward Islands (1969-86); Archbishop of the West Indies (1980-86); aged 94.


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