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03 February 2017

BARBER. — On 19 January, the Revd Craig John Francis Barber: Assistant Curate of St George with St Anne and St Mark, Brighton (2003-06); Team Vicar of Worth (2006-08); Assistant Curate of Worth, Pound Hill and Maiden­bower (2008-10); Chaplain of London Metropolitan University (2010-16); aged 45.

BUCK. — On 26 January, the Revd Richard Peter Holdron Buck: Canon Treasurer of Truro Cathedral (1974-76); Vicar of St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, with St Paul’s, Hamp­stead (1976-84); Bishop of South­wark’s Ecumenical Adviser (1984-91); Priest-in-Charge of St Peter’s, Dul­wich Common (1984-86); Hon. Canon of Southwark (1990-98); Assistant Curate of St Katharine with St Barnabas, Rotherhithe (1991-92); St Katharine with St Bartholomew, Bermondsey (1992­­­94); St Alfege with St Peter and St Paul, Green­wich (1994-98); aged 79.

BUCKNALL. — On 11 January,
the Revd William John Bucknall: Curate-in-Charge of Ilam with Blore-Ray (1973-76); Warden of Dovedale House, Lichfield (1973-76); Vicar of St Paul’s, Wednesbury (1976-84); Rural Dean of Wednes­bury (1978-84); Team Rector of Holy Trinity, Wordsley (1984-1990); aged 72.

EVANS. On 28 January, the Revd Henry Thomas Platt Evans: Curate-in-Charge of St Luke’s Conventional District, Stocking Farm, Leicester (1956-58); Minister (1958-66); Vicar (1966-67); Rector of St Matthew’s, Stretford (1967-72); Vicar of St Mary Magdalen’s, Knighton, Lei­ces­ter (1973-83); Hon. Canon of Leicester Cathedral (1976-93); Rural Dean of Christianity South (1981-83); Warden of Launde Abbey (1983-93); Priest-in-Charge of Lod­dington (1983-92); aged 88.

FORRESTER. — On 16 January, the Revd Matthew Agnew Forrester: Chaplain of Elstree School, Wool­hampton (1977-78); Chaplain of the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Dover (1978-96 ); aged 85.

RIGNEY. On 23 January, the Very Revd Dr James Thomas Rig­ney: Chaplain and Fellow of Magda­lene College, Cambridge (2005-09); Dean of Christ­church Cathedral, Newcastle, Australia, since 2009; aged 57.

SADLER. — On 16 January, the Ven. Anthony Graham Sadler: Vicar of Rangemore, and of Dun­stall (1965-72); Abbots Bromley (1972-78); Pelsall (1978-90); Rural Dean of Walsall (1982-90); Preb­endary of Lichfield Cathedral (1987-2004); Priest-in-Charge of Uttoxeter with Brams­hall, of Strams­hall, of King­s­tone with Gratwich, of Checkley, and of Marchington with Marching­ton Woodlands (1990-97); Leigh (1993-97); Team Rector in the Ut­­toxeter Area Team (1997); Arch­deacon of Walsall (1997-2004); 80.

SMALE. On 22 January, the Revd Frederick Ronald Smale: Vicar of Hartlip and Curate-in-Charge of Stockbury (1969-71); Vicar of Hart­lip with Stockbury (1971-74); Rector of River (1975-85); Vicar of Birch­ington with Acol and Minnis Bay (1985-2000); aged 79.

STEVENS. On 25 January, the Revd Thomas Walter Stevens: As­­sistant Curate of St Luke’s, Walls­end (1969-70); Cranford (1970-87); St Michael and St George, Fulwell (1987-90); St Peter and St Paul, Teddington, and Fulwell (1990-91); aged 83.

WHARTON. On 26 January, the Revd Christopher Joseph Wharton: Rector of Kimpton with Ayot St Law­­­rence (1993-2000); 84.

WILTSHIRE. On 6 December, the Revd John Herbert Arthur Wilt­shire: Minister of Emmanuel Con­ventional District, West Dul­wich (1969-79); Rector of Couls­don (1979-93); aged 89.

Correction. The Revd David Bush was 91, not as stated last week.

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