02 February 2018


BROWN. — On 22 January, the Revd Philip Roy Brown: Priest-in-Charge of Washwood Heath (1983-87); Vicar of Tysoe with Oxhill and What­cote (1987-93); Rector of Harbury and Ladbroke (1993-2007); Rural Dean of Southam (1995-97 and 1999-2002); Hon. Canon of Coventry Cathedral (2000-07); Hon. Assistant Curate of Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote with Billesley since 2011; aged 76.

COOPER. — On 14 January, the Revd Jeremy John Cooper: Team Vicar in the Malvern Link with Cowleigh Team Ministry (1976-79); Priest-in-Charge of Claypole (1979-80); Westborough with Dry Dod­ding­ton and Stubton (1979-80); Assist­ant Curate of Eye with Braiseworth and Yaxley (1980-82); Priest-in-Charge of Hundon with Barnardiston (1982-83); Rector (1983-97); Vicar of Hundon (1997-99); Chaplain of St Margaret’s Con­vent, East Grinstead (1999-2003); War­den, Lecturer and Preacher of Newland Almshouses (2003-04); 72.

CRASTON. — On 25 January, the Revd Dr Richard Colin Craston: Vicar of St Paul’s, Bolton (1954-77); Curate-in-Charge of Emmanuel Church, Bolton (1964-66); Vicar (1966-77): Hon. Canon of Man­ches­ter Cathedral (1968-95); Rural Dean of Bolton (1972-92); Vicar of St Paul with Emmanuel, Bolton (1977-86); Chaplain to the Queen (1985-92); Team Rector in the Bolton Team Ministry (1986-93); aged 94.

GEAR. — On 26 January, the Rt Revd Michael Frederick Gear: Vicar of Clubmoor (1967-71); Rector of Avondale (1971-76); Tutor of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (1976-80); Vicar of Macclesfield (1980-85); Rural Dean (1984-88); Team Rector in the Macclesfield Team Ministry (1985-88); Hon. Canon of Chester Cathedral (1986-88); Archdeacon of Chester (1988-93); Suffragan Bishop of Doncaster (1993-99); Hon. As­­sistant Bishop of Rochester since 1999; of Canterbury (2000-16); aged 83.

HALSEY. — On 25 January, the Revd Anthony Michael James Hal­sey: Chaplain of Canford School, Wimborne (1978-87); Team Vicar in the Sanderstead Team Ministry (1987-89); aged 83.

JONES. — On 26 January, the Revd Alan John Jones: Vicar of St Francis’s, West Bromwich (1978-94); Ettingshall (1994-2013); Area Dean of Wolverhampton (2003-11); Prebendary of Lichfield Cathed­ral (2011-13); aged 71.


JONES. — On 14 January, the Revd Alwyn Humphrey Griffith Jones: Curate-in-Charge of St Thomas’s, Dacca, East Pakistan (1958-64); Missionary of the Oxford Mission in Calcutta, India (1965-68); Chaplain of the Royal Bombay Seamen’s Society (1968-73); Curate-in-Charge of St Francis’s, Ashton Gate, Bed­minster (1973-75); Team Rector of the Bedminster Team Ministry (1975-83); Team Vicar of the Langport Area Churches Team (1983-85); Deputy Chaplain of HM Prison Norwich (1985); Chaplain of HM Prison Preston (1985-89); HM Prison Ashwell (1989-91); Assistant Curate of Acton Green (1991-93); NSM of the Langport Area Churches (1993-98); aged 87.

LAW. — On 14 January, the Revd Richard Lindsey Law: Rector of Cha­guanas, Trinidad (1963-67); Vicar of Stottesdon (1967-72); Curate-in-Charge of Farlow (1967-72); Chap­lain of Framlingham Col­­lege (1972-83); Vicar of St Mar­garet’s, Leigh-
on-Sea (1983-91); War­den of Framlingham House of Prayer and Retreat (1991-94); in Orthodox Church (1994-2004); aged 83.

NEUDEGG. — On 21 January, the Revd Joan Mary Neudegg: Deacon­ess of Chalk (1984-86); Hon. Assist­ant Curate of Dean Forest (1987-90); Woolaston with Alvington (1990-95); Woolaston with Alvington and Aylburton (1995-96); aged 81.

PARTRIDGE. — On 23 January, the Revd David John Fabian Partridge: Rector of Warblington with Ems­worth (1969-2001); Hon. Canon of Portsmouth Cathedral (1984-2001); aged 81

RAMSDEN. — On 28 January, the Revd Arthur Stuart Ramsden: Vicar of St Thomas’s, Halifax (1967-70); Middlestown with Netherton (1970-76); Purston with South Feather­stone (1976-2004); Hon. Canon of Wake­field Cathedral (1995-2004); aged 84.

TAMPLIN. — On 25 December, the Revd Roger Ian Tamplin: Priest-in-Charge of Anstey, and of Brent Pelham with Meesden (1974-78); aged 76.

WALKER. — On 20 December, the Revd Dr David Grant Walker: Lec­turer of History at University Col­lege, Swansea (1953-63); Chap­­­-
­lain (1962-63 and 1975-76); Senior Lec­turer (1963-82); Bishop of Swan­sea & Brecon’s Chaplain for Post-ordination Training (1965-77); Dean of Arts at University College, Swan­sea (1969-71); Canon of Brecon Cathedral (1972-93); Diocesan Dir­ector of Post-Ordination Train­ing and of In-Service Training (1977-93); Precentor of Brecon Cathedral (1979 -90); Priest-in-Charge of Caer­eithin (1986-87); Chan­cellor of Brecon Cathedral (1990-93); aged 94.

WILKINSON. — On 13 January, the Revd Dr John Donald Wilkinson: Tutor of Ely Theological College (1960); St George’s College, Jerusa­lem (1961-63); Education Secretary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (1963-64); United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (1965-69); Dean of Studies of St George’s College, Jerusalem (1969-75); Canon Residentiary of St George’s Colle­giate Church, Jeru­salem (1973-75); Bishop of London’s Director of Clergy Training (1975-79); Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity, Kensington Gore, with All Saints’, Ennismore Gardens (1975-78); Hon. Assistant Curate of St Mary Abbots, Kensing­ton (1978-79); Director of the British School of Archaeology, Jeru­salem (1979-83); Canon Emeritus of St George’s Collegiate Church, Jeru­salem, since 1980; in the USA (1983-91); NSM of St Mary Abbots with St George, Kensington (1991-94); Hon. Assist­ant Curate of St Cyprian’s, St Marylebone (1994-98); aged 88.

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