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Recollections

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21 April 2017

The Revd John Edis writes:

FURTHER to your obituary of Canon Wilfrid Browning (Gazette, 7 April): I was one of his students on the Oxford Ministry Course from 1985 to 1988, and knew him as a dear friend ever after.

He was a fine scholar, and an especially fine teacher, lecturing on the New Testament in every term throughout the course. He always kept his lecture to about 40 minutes, giving us a good 20 minutes in which to pose questions. He always answered them with great clarity of thought, and with no little humour where appropriate.

He much enjoyed the annual luncheons, with past members of the course, at the Mitre in Oxford, and also visits from us at St Barna­bas’s College, Lingfield, where he was always a happy and generous host.

If memory serves me right, he was awarded the Cross of St August­ine a few years ago, which was richly deserved, and gave him quiet pleas­ure. Undoubtedly, Wilfrid was one of the great members of the Church of England, and a wonderfully warm human being, who wore his scholar­ship lightly. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

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