Deaths

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14 July 2017

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CALLER. — On 7 July, the Revd Laurence Edward Harrison Caller: Assistant Curate of St Peter’s, Wal­sall (1945-46); Hednesford, in charge of St Saviour’s, Green Heath (1946-49); Stafford (1949-55); Pre­centor and Subchanter of Lichfield Cathedral (1955-57); Vicar of St Alkmund’s, Shrewsbury (1957-63); Harlescott (1963-67); aged 97.

CHALLIS. — On 14 June, the Revd Douglas James Challis: Chaplain of Summer Fields School, Oxford (1958-60); Assistant Chaplain of Stowe School (1960-63); St Bees School (1963-72); Reeds School, Cob­­ham (1973-81); Crowhurst Chris­­tian Healing Centre (2005-06); aged 95.

DUXBURY. — On 11 July, the Revd James Campbell Duxbury: Vicar of Tittensor (1965-70); Good Shepherd with St John the Evangelist, West Bromwich (1970-75); Wellington with Eyton (1975-85); Padiham (1985-2001); Hon. Canon of Black­burn Cathedral (1997-2001); aged 84.

HALL. — On 20 May, the Revd William Cameron Hall: Chaplain to Arts and Recreation in the North-East of England (1968-2005); Vicar of Grindon (1971-80); Hon. Canon of Durham Cathedral since 1984; Senior Chaplain of the Actors’ Church Union (1989-2004); Hon. Senior Research Fellow of Sunder­land University since 1998; Hon. Fellow of St Chad’s College, Dur­ham, since 2009; aged 77.

MORLEY. — On 4 July, the Revd Gillian Dorothy Morley: Deaconess of St Swithun’s, Hither Green, Lewi­sham (1970-82); Sturry with Ford­wich and Westbere with Hersden (1982-87); aged 96.

NIXON. — On 3 July, the Revd John David Nixon: Team Vicar of St Andrew’s, St George’s, St John’s and St Peter’s, Rugby (1983-86); Bicester with Bucknell, Caversfield and Launton (1986-98); in the US (1998-2017); aged 79.

PICKARD. — On 4 July, the Revd Frank Eustace Pickard: Assistant Master of St Dunstan’s School, Lon­don (1960-63); King’s School, Peter­borough, and Hon. Minor Canon of Peterborough Cathedral (1963-72); Curate-in-Charge of Newborough (1967-68); Vicar (1968-72); Rector of Isham with Pytchley (1972-76); Abington (1976-96); Hon. Canon of Peterborough Cathedral (1986-2002); Priest-in-Charge of Weedon Lois with Plumpton and Moreton Pinkney and Wappenham (1996-2002); aged 86.

PURSER. — On 2 July, the Revd Jillian Dhyllis Purser: NSM of Cul­lomp­­ton, Willand, Uffculme, Ken­tisbeare and Blackborough (2014-15); Willand, Uffculme, Kentisbeare and Blackborough since 2015; aged 71.

SMART. — On 1 July, the Revd John Francis Smart: Assistant Cur­ate of Wednesfield, in charge of Ashmore Park (1966-70); Vicar of Brereton (1970-85); Rector of East Clevedon and Walton with Weston with Clapton-in-Gordano (1985-2002); Chaplain of Southmead Health Services NHS Trust (1985-99); North Bristol NHS Trust (1999-2002); Priest-in-Charge of Hather­leigh, Meeth, Exbourne and Jacob­stowe (2005-07); aged 80.

SYMON. — On 6 July, the Revd John Francis Walker Symon: Chap­lain to the Forces (1956-59); Rector of St John the Evangelist, Forfar (1959-68); St Mary’s, Dunblane (1968-85); Hon. Canon of St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth (1974-91); Canon Emeritus (2000-07); Chap­lain of Trinity College, Glenalmond (1985-91); Hon. Priest-in-Charge of St Fillan’s, Killin (1995-98); aged 91.

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