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24 June 2016

Barbara Andrew writes:

THE death notice for the Revd Christopher Fenton (Gazette, 17 June) brought back fond memories of our time in Connington, near Cambridge, where we were living between 1979 and 1981. Christopher lived near by and occasionally helped out at our church.

My late husband and I were among a small group at his house one evening for quiet discus­sion; we were some­what ap­­­pre­­hensive when he sug­gested we ended with com­munion just where we were, sitting in the circle. We had never heard of such a thing, and neither had others in the group. We were even more surprised when he pro­duced earth­en­­ware pieces to use as chalice and paten, and pieces of bread; but Christopher inspired trust and was a gentle and reassuring presence, and that evening cele­bration became a memorable occa­sion.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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