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01 July 2016

ATHERTON. — On 24 June, the Revd John Robert Atherton: Priest-in-Charge of St Margaret’s, Glasgow (1967-68); Rector of St George’s, Hulme (1968-74); Industrial Chaplain, Manchester (1968-74); Assistant Director of the William Temple Foundation (1974-79); Director since 1979; Canon Residentiary of Manchester Cathedral (1984-2004); aged 77.

GIBLING. — On 18 June, the Revd Derek Vivian Gibling: Priest-in-Charge of Youlgreave with Middleton (1977-82); Stanton-in-the-Peak with Birchover (1977-82); Vicar of Youlgreave, Middleton, Stanton-in-Peak and Birchover (1982-88); Priest-in-Charge of Hartington and Biggin (1988-90); Vicar of Hartington, Biggin and Earl Sterndale (1990-96); Rural Dean of Bolingbroke (2000-02); aged 84.

NIXSON. — On 18 June, the Revd Peter Nixson: Minister of St Mary’s Conventional District, Bayswater, Headington (1960-66); Assistant Master of Oswestry High School for Boys (1967-70); Tiverton Grammar School (1970-75); Knowles Hill School, Newton Abbot (1975-85); Rector of Ashreigney and of Broadwoodkelly (1985-92); Vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Brushford, and of Winkleigh (1985-92); Rural Dean of Chulmleigh (1987-93); aged 88.

ROBINSON. — On 18 June, the Revd John Leonard William Robinson: Assistant Curate of St Augustine’s, Kilburn (1955-63); St James’s, Piccadilly (1963-81); Vicar of Compton, the Mardens, Stoughton, Racton and Lordington (1981-93); Vicar of Stansted (1985-93); aged 92.

TOWERS. — On 12 June, the Revd John Keble Towers: Chaplain of St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee (1943-47); Mission Priest in the diocese of Nagpur (1947-62); Rector of St James’s, Inverleith Row, Edinburgh (1962-71); Vicar of St Oswald’s, Little Horton, Bradford (1971-78); Vicar of Holme Cultram (1978-85); Hon. Assistant Curate of St John’s, Moffat (1992-2000); aged 96.

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