Deaths

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24 November 2017

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BEVAN. — On 12 November, the Revd Gareth Edward Bevan: NSM of Wembley Park (2010-12); the Ascension, Preston, since 2012, aged 59.

COLE. — On 19 November, the Revd Michael Berkeley Cole: Vicar of St Chad’s, Leicester (1976-80); Hon. Assistant Curate of Painswick with Sheepscombe (1994-1997); Pain­wick with Sheepscombe and Cranham (1997-98); Fairford and Kempsford with Whelford (1998-2004); Team Rector of Redhorn (2004-09); aged 73.

CROCKER. — On 12 November, the Revd Keith Gwillam Crocker: Team Vicar in the Grays Thurrock Team Ministry (1984-88); Team Rector in the Wreningham Team Ministry (1988-95); Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, New Catton (1995-99); Vicar (1999-2016); aged 68.

FRANCE. — On 16 November, the Revd John Andrew France: Chap­lain of HM Prison Low Newton (2004-05); Vicar of Earsdon and Backworth since 2005; aged 49.

GOWEN. — On 25 July, the Revd John Frank Gowen: Auxiliary Minister of Stormont (1999-2001); Knock (2001-05); aged 87.

HAGGAN. — On 30 October, the Revd David Anthony Haggan: NSM of St Mary’s, Reigate (1989-2005); aged 92.

HOWELL — On 11 November, the Revd David Howell: Vicar of St Paul’s, West Bromwich (1962-71); St John’s, Deptford (1971-81); Di­­­rector and Chaplain of the Divine Healing Mission, Crowhurst (1981- 89); Director of Churches’ Council for Health and Healing (1991-93); Hon. Bath & Wells Diocesan Ad­­viser on Health and Healing (1993-2000); aged 88.

NORBURN. — On 15 November, the Revd Richard Henry Norburn: St Edmundsbury & Ipswich Dio­cesan Youth Officer (1965-74); Rector of Ampton with Little Liver­mere and Ingham (1974-81); Curate-in-Charge of Great Liver­mere (1974-81); Rural Dean of Thingoe (1978-88); Rector of Ing­ham with Ampton and Great and Little Livermere (1981-92); Hon. Canon of St Edmundsbury Ca­­­thed­ral (1981-97); Team Vicar in the Blackbourne Team Ministry (1992-97); aged 85.

ROLSTON. — On 25 September, the Revd Cyril Willis Matthias Rolston: Rector of Loughgilly with Clare (1971-81); Armagh Diocesan Director of Ordinands (1972-96); Assistant Chaplain of Craigavon Area Hospital Group Trust (1980-96); Rector of Moy with Charle­mont (1981-96); Prebendary of Armagh Cathedral (1992-96); Chap­­lain of Armagh and Dun­­gannon Health and Social Services since 1996; aged 88.

WILSON. — On 16 November, the Revd John Clifford Wilson: Vicar of Little Aden, and Chaplain of Somaliland (1961-63); Lydbrook (1964-67); Team Vicar in the St Mary le Bow with Bromley Team Ministry (1969-73); Priest-in-Charge of St Peter’s, Mile End, with St Benet’s, Stepney (1973-80); Long Marton with Dufton and Milburn (1980-81); Rector (1981-87) Vicar of Annesley (1987-95); Annesley with Newstead (1995-97); aged 85.

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