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Deaths

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06 February 2015

BRIDGES. - On 24 January, the Ven. Peter Sydney Godfrey Bridges: Research Fellow of the Institute for Study of Worship and Religious Architecture, University of Birmingham (1964-67); Warden of the Anglican Chapel of the University of Birmingham (1965-68); Lecturer of Aston University (1968-72); Archdeacon of Southend (1972-77); Curate-in-Charge of St John with St Mark, Southend-on-Sea (1972-74); Director of Chelmsford Diocesan Research and Development Unit (1973-77); Archdeacon of Coventry (1977-83); Canon Theologian of Coventry Cathedral (1977-90); Archdeacon of Warwick (1983-90); Coventry Diocesan Adviser for Christian Spirituality (1990-93); aged 89.

CANHAM. - On 20 January, the Revd William Alexander Canham: Hon. Chaplain of Elizabeth College, Guernsey (1972-75); Rector of Tadley (1975-83); Vicar of St Luke's, Bournemouth (1983-91); Rector of St Marguerite de la Foret, Guernsey (1991-96); aged 88.

CHEESEMAN. - On 3 January, the Revd Kenneth Raymond Cheeseman: Vicar of St Augustine's, Belvedere (1975-83); Thorley (1983-94); Rector of Yarmouth (1983-94); 85.

HAMILTON. - On 26 November, the Revd James Hamilton: Northern Area Representative of the Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society (1952-55); Vicar of St Simon and St Jude, Southport (1955-66); Christ Church, Eccleston (1966-87); Hon. Canon of Liverpool Cathedral (1976-87); aged 92.

HARDING. - On 12 January, the Revd John William Christopher Harding: Vicar of Whiston (1963-73); St John's, Birkdale (1973-97); aged 83.

KEARNS. - On 23 January, the Revd Mary Leah Kearns: Assistant Chaplain of HM Prison Holloway (1988-98); aged 76.

PHILLIPS. - On 28 January, the Revd Stephen Phillips: Assistant Curate of St Mary and St James with St Barnabas, St Hugh and St Martin, Great Grimsby (1965-72); Vicar of Kirmington and of Limber Magna with Brocklesby (1973-97); Brocklesby Park and Rector of Croxton (1997-04); Rural Dean of Yarborough (1992-2000); Canon and Prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral since 1998; aged 76.

RAPLEY. - On 23 January, the Revd Frederick Arthur Rapley: Curate-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Sittingbourne (1975-82); Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Sittingbourne, with Bobbing (1982-85); Vicar (1985-89); Hon. Assistant Curate of St Andrew's, Luton (1989-92); aged 87.

ROWLAND. - On 28 January, the Revd Eric Edward James Rowland: Vicar of Osmondthorpe (1970-79); Rector of Sandy (1979-2000); Rural Dean of Biggleswade (1985-94); Priest Vicar of Ely Cathedral (2001-15); aged 79.

SAWARD. - On 31 January, the Revd Michael John Saward: Warden of Holy Trinity Inter Church Centre, Liverpool, and Secretary of Liverpool Council of Churches (1964-67); Radio and Television Officer of the Church Information Office (1967-72); Hon. Assistant Curate of St John the Baptist's, Beckenham (1970-72); Vicar of St Matthew's, Fulham (1972-78); St Mary's, Ealing (1978-91); Area Dean of Ealing (1979-84); Priest-in-Charge of St Paul's, Ealing (1986-89); Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral (1985-91); Canon Residentiary and Treasurer (1991-2000); aged 82.

SHAW. - On 5 January, the Revd Alison Ruth Shaw: Assistant Curate of St Barnabas's, Warrington, since 2013; aged 48.

THOMPSON. - On 30 January, the Revd James Thompson: Rector of Firbeck with Letwell (1969-71); Vicar of Milnsbridge (1971-80); Chaplain of St Luke's Hospital, Huddersfield (1971-80); NSM of Dewsbury (1980-84); Lecturer of Huddersfield College of Further Education (1980-84); Diocesan Chaplain of Aberdeen Hospitals (1984-89); Rector of Buckie and Portsoy (1989-94); aged 84.

WIGGINTON. - On 22 January, the Revd Peter Walpole Wigginton: Priest Vicar of Southwell Cathedral (1949-52); Vicar of Rolleston with Fiskerton and Morton (1952-56) Rector of East Keal and of West Keal (1956-83); Rural Dean of Bolingbroke (1966-88); Canon and Prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral (1977-88); Rector of Bolingbroke (1983-88); All Saints', Toynton with St Peter's, Toynton (1983-88); Chaplain of Trinity Hospital, Retford (1988-05); aged 94.

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