BASHFORD. — On 10 May, the Revd Richard Frederick Bashford: Vicar of St Paul’s, Bordesley Green (1975-81); Bishop Latimer Memorial Church with All Saints, Birmingham (1981-2006); aged 79.
BIRD. — On 16 May, the Revd Dr Anthony Peter Bird: Chaplain of Cuddesdon College (1960-61); Vice-Principal (1961-64); Assistant Curate of St Wulstan’s, Selly Oak (1964-68); Principal of Queen’s College, Birmingham (1974-79); aged 85.
FLETCHER. — On 20 May, the Revd Robin Geoffrey Fletcher; Vicar of Wollaton Park (1964-71); St Philip and St James, Clifton, York (1971-97); Chaplain of Clifton Hospital, York (1971-88); Rural Dean of the City of York (1986-97); Canon and Prebendary of York Minster (1989-2000); aged 83.
GIBBONS. — On 13 May, the Revd Erik Gibbons: Priest-in-Charge of Blackheath and Chilworth (1979-90); Vicar (1990-98); Assistant Curate of Shere, Albury and Chilworth (1998-99); Priest-in-Charge of Tongham (1999-2004); aged 69.
PICKERING. — On 23 May, the Revd William Stuart Frederick Pickering: Tutor of King's College, London (1955-56); Assistant Professor of Sociology of St John’s College, University of Manitoba (1956-62); Associate Professor (1962-66); Lecturer of the University of Newcastle on Tyne (1966-74); Senior Lecturer (1974-87); aged 94.
SHEARS. — On 21 May, the Revd Michael George Frederick Shears: Rector of Waltham with New Waltham (1968-80); Barnoldby-le-Beck (1973-80); Rural Dean of Haverstoe (1978-80); Vicar of Soham with Barway (1980-99); Rural Dean of Fordham (1983-95); Hon. Canon of Ely Cathedral (1994-99); aged 82.
WEBSTER. — On 25 May, the Revd Professor John Bainbridge Webster: Chaplain and Deputy Senior Tutor of St John’s College, Durham, and Hon. Assistant Curate of Bearpark (1983-86); Associate Professor of Systematic Theology of Wycliffe College, Toronto (1986-93); Professor (1993-95); Ramsay Armitage Professor of Systematic Theology (1995-96); Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, and Canon Residentiary of Christ Church, Oxford (1996-2003); Professor of Systematic Theology of Aberdeen University (2003-13); Professor of Divinity of St Andrews University since 2013; aged 61.