THE Most Revd Edmond Browning, former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States, died in 2016.
Other deaths among the episcopate included those of the Rt Revd Dr David Jenkins, former Bishop of Durham; the Rt Revd John Taylor, former Bishop of St Albans; the Rt Revd Huw Jones, former Bishop of St Davids; the Rt Revd Richard Third, former Bishop of Dover; the Rt Revd John Garton, former Bishop of Plymouth.
The Rt Revd Maqbul Caleb, former Bishop of Delhi; the Rt Revd John Ball, former Assistant Bishop of Central Tanganyika.
AMONG deaths noted in the clergy during the year were those of the Revd Stephen Bell, Assistant Curate of St Mary’s, Chiddingfold; the Revd Ian Brooks, Vicar of Croxteth; the Revd Andrew Wakefield, Vicar of St Andrew’s, Wimbledon; Canon Ian Tomlinson, Rector of Ragged Appleshaw, and founder of a diocesan counselling service; the Revd Sarah Eynstone, Team Vicar in the Tring Team Ministry.
Canon Eric Giles, a Gloucestershire vicar for 28 years; the Revd Thomas Boulcott, who served in three dioceses for more than 65 years; Fr Ralph Martin SSM, former Provincial of the Society of the Sacred Mission; Canon Terry Palmer, who served in Monmouth diocese for 43 years; the Revd Professor Dennis Nineham, theological scholar; the Revd Russen Thomas, former incumbent in St Davids, Monmouth, and Truro dioceses; the Revd David Bryant, former Yorkshire vicar and author.
Canon Edgar Turner, Church of Ireland liturgist; the Revd Anthony Bird, medical doctor; Canon Michael Shears, long-serving parish priest in Lincoln and Ely dioceses; the Revd Christopher Fenton, psychotherapist and pastoralist; Canon Professor John Atherton, theologian; the Revd Yohan Devananda, Sri Lankan ashram leader; the Revd Anthony Hodgson, co-founder of the Little Gidding Community.
The Revd John Wilcox, industrial missioner; the Revd Gwynn ap Gwilym, Church in Wales Bishops’ Adviser for the Welsh Language; the Revd Audrey Kemp, who had been one of the first deaconesses to be put in charge of a parish; the Revd Dr Alec Motyer, Old Testament scholar and former Principal of Trinity College, Bristol; the Revd Dr Richard Pfaff, liturgical historian; the Revd Roly Bain, clown; Canon David Welander, ecumenist and scholar of Gloucester Cathedral.
The Revd Edward (Bill) Phillips, oldest surviving Second World War chaplain; the Revd John Lee, former Archbishops’ Clergy Appointments Adviser; the Ven. Hughie Jones, former Archdeacon of Loughborough; the Revd Derek Wooldridge, for 30 years Vicar of St Paul’s, York.
DEATHS among the laity which were reported during the year included those of Theodore Saunders, Organist of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh; Professor Anthony Mellows, former Prior of St John of Jerusalem; Ronald Frost, former organist of St Ann’s, Manchester; Helen Elliott, clergy wife and Reader; Mavis Salt, former missionary in Melanesia; Ronnie Corbett, comedian and actor.
Jacques van Oortmerssen, organist; Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composer; Juliet O’Connor, missionary and author; Mother Angelica, US Franciscan television personality; Elizabeth Russell, former sales and marketing director of Darton, Longman & Todd; Norman Jackson, former Sudan relief worker and stalwart of the Church in Brixton; Richard Popplewell, former Organist of the Chapel Royal.
Irvine Watson, first Chairman of the York Minster Fabric Advisory Committee; Professor T. H. L. Parker, Calvin specialist; David Gedge, former Organist of Brecon Cathedral; Alan Wilkinson, founder of Music in Country Churches; Professor Walter Hollenweger, former Professor of Mission at the University of Birmingham; King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.
Rose Taylor, journalist and leprosy missionary; Cliff Barrows, music and programme director of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; Margaret Dehqani-Tafti, widow of Bishop Hassan Dehqani-Tafti, and servant of the Church in Iran; Ena Jenkins, clergy widow; Roy Reynoldson, former CT printer and cricket co-ordinator.
THE death also occurred of Sir Sigmund Sternberg, interfaith activist and philanthropist.