Deaths

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10 January 2020

BAKER. — On 4 January, the Revd Carolyn Gay Baker: NS Assistant Curate in the Dronfield with Homs­field Team Ministry since 2018; aged 60.

COUSSENS. — On 27 December, the Revd Mervyn Haigh Winfield Coussens: Assistant Curate of St Law­rence’s, Morden (1977-83); Vicar of Patchway (1983-91); Rector of Lutterworth with Cotesbach (1991-98); Priest-in-Charge of Bit­tes­­­­well (1995-98); Rector of Lutter­­worth with Cotesbach and Bitteswell (1999-2012); Rural Dean of Guth­laxton II (Lutter­­worth) (2001-05); aged 72.

FRANCIS. — On 3 January, the Revd Graham John Francis: Vicar of Penrhiwceiber with Matthewstown and Ynysboeth (1976-2002); Vicar of St Mary with St Dyfrig and St Samson, Cardiff (2002-16); Canon of Llandaff Cathedral (2002-16); Vicar of St Paul’s, Grangetown (2005-16); aged 74.

HIPKINS. — On 18 December, the Revd Leslie Michael Hipkins: Priest-in-Charge of Cratfield with Heven­ingham and Ubbeston with Hunt­ing­­field and Cookley (1989-2000); aged 84.

IRESON. — On 31 December, the Revd Gillian Dorothy Ireson: Dea­con­­ess of St Dunstan and All Saints’, Stepney (1972-99); Parish Deacon (1987-94); Assistant Curate (1994-99); aged 80.

JACKSON. — On 26 November, the Revd Michael Richard Jackson: Rector of Dinnington (1962-76); Vicar of Swinton (1976-97); aged 88.

MEHAFFEY. — On 6 January, the Rt Revd Dr James Mehaffey: Curate-in-Charge of St Christopher’s, Ballymacarrett (1960-62); Rector of Kilkeel (1962-66); Cregagh (1966-80); Private Chaplain to the Bishop of Down & Dromore (1972-80); Down & Dromore Diocesan Mis­sioner and Prebendary of Down Cathedral (1976-80); Bishop of Derry & Raphoe (1980-2002); aged 88.

MINNS. — On 30 December, the Revd John Charles Minns: Priest-
in-Charge of St George’s, Tombland, Nor­­wich (1991-2018); Assistant Chap­­­­lain of the Norfolk and Nor­wich Health Care NHS Trust (1992-95); Norwich School of Art and Design (1999-2003); Hon. Canon of Norwich Cathedral (2005-18); 77.

PATON. — On 14 December, the Revd John David Marshall Paton: Priest-in-Charge of St Mary’s, St George-in-the-East (1986-89); Vicar (1989-92); Diocesan Director of
Post Ordination Training (1992-99); Priest-in-Charge of St Barnabas’s, Bethnal Green (1992-96); Area Dean of Tower Hamlets (1992-96); Priest-in-Charge of St Vedast with St Michael-le-Querne, St Matthew Friday Street, St Peter Cheap, St Alban Wood Street, St Olave Silver Street, St Michael Wood Street, St Mary Staining, St Anne and St Agnes and St John Zachary Gresham Street (1997-2006); St Botolph without Bishopsgate, London (1997-2006); Area Dean of the City (2000-06); Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral (2004-12); Master of the Royal Foundation of St Kathar­ine in Ratcliffe (2006-12); aged 72.

STONES. — On 2 December, the Revd John Graham Stones: Team Vicar in the Sidmouth, Wool­brook, Salcombe Regis, Sidbury with Sid­­ford, and All Saints’, Sidmouth, Team Ministry (1997-2004); Rector of Church Stret­ton (2004-07); Team Rector in the Teignmouth, Ideford with Luton, Ashcombe and Bishop­steignton Team Ministry (2007-14); Prebend­ary of Exeter Cathedral (2013-14); Chaplain to the Bishop of Exeter, since 2016; aged 70.

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