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23 May 2014

Canon Ivor Smith-Cameron writes:
FURTHER to your obituary of the Rt Revd Colin Scott (Gazette, 17 April): it was Colin who welcomed me into this richly diverse mission field, when I first arrived as Canon Missioner in the diocese of Southwark in 1972.

Although deeply committed to his Evangelical roots, Colin was totally devoid of partisan leanings. A firm friend to the clergy, a hospitable host alongside Margaret, his wife, he was trusted by Bishop Mervyn Stockwood to bring reconciliation to many seemingly irreconcilable views, at a time when there were sharply different ideas about appropriate models of ministry.

He was also a great influence in the diocesan office, and a wise counsellor, especially when difficult issues such as those about reductions in clergy posts and other thorny matters arose.

He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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