ABBOTT. — On 11 March, the Revd Valerie Ann Abbott: NS Assistant Curate of St Martin’s, Knowle (2000-01); St Christopher’s and St Cuthbert’s, Brislington (2001-04); NS Assistant Curate (Associate Minister) of Mangotsfield (2004-10); aged 75.
HARDY. — On 9 April, the Rt Revd Robert Maynard Hardy: Fellow, Chaplain, and Lecturer in Theology of Selwyn College, Cambridge (1965-72); Vicar of Borehamwood (1972-75); Director of St Albans Ministerial Training Scheme (1975-80); Curate-in-Charge of Aspley Guise (1975-80); Husborne Crawley (1976-80); Rector of Aspley Guise with Husborne Crawley and Ridgmont (1980); Suffragan Bishop of Maidstone (1980-87); Bishop to HM Prisons (1985-2001); Bishop of Lincoln (1987-2001); Hon. Assistant Bishop in Carlisle diocese since 2001; aged 84.
MANN. — On 31 March, the Revd Nicola Antoinette Mann: Priest-in-Charge of the Raddesley Group (2017-20); Bishop of Ely’s Adviser for BAME Matters since 2018; Rector of the Raddesley Group since 2020; aged 50.
MELLOWS. — On 1 April, the Revd Alan Frank Mellows: Vicar of Brimscombe (1954-62); Rector of Mileham (1962-74); Curate-in-Charge of Stanfield (1962-74); Beeston-next-Mileham (1962-66); Rector (1966-74); Priest-in-Charge of Great with Little Dunham (1970-73); Rector of Ashill (1974); Priest-in-Charge of Saham Toney (1978-79); Rector of Ashill with Saham Toney (1979-88); Hon. Canon of Norwich Cathedral (1982-88); aged 97.
MURPHY. — On 9 April, the Revd Owen Murphy: Priest-in-Charge of St Mary’s, Shinfield (1998-2005); Vicar of St Martin’s, Barnehurst (2005-07); Director of St Columba’s House Retreat and Conference Centre, Woking (2007-12); Priest-in-Charge of Yealmpton and Brixton (2013-19); Team Vicar in the Withycombe Raleigh Team Ministry since 2019; aged 68.