ASHTON. — On 4 February, the Revd Neville Anthony Ashton: Rector of Church Kirk (1984-2015); aged 75.
FRANCIS. — On 8 February, the Revd John Francis: Chaplain of HM Prison Long Lartin (1976-77); NS Assistant Curate of St Mark’s, Battersea Rise (1977-79); St Peter’s, Eaton Square (1978-80); All Saints’, South Wimbledon (1981-86); Headmaster of Sandbach School, Cheshire (1986-91); NS Assistant Curate of St Nicholas’s, Fleetwood (1991-92); St John and St George, Preston (1992-96); Rector of Ribchester with Stydd (1996-2009); Bishop of Blackburn’s Adviser for Leisure and Tourism (1996-2009); aged 71.
LUCAS. — On 14 February, the Revd Ronald James Lucas: Vicar of St John the Baptist, Park, Swindon (1973-77); Rector of St John the Baptist and St Andrew, Swindon (1977-80); Vicar of Wroughton (1980-83); Team Vicar in the Liskeard with St Keyne, St Pinnock and Morval Team Ministry (1983-87); Rector of St Ive with Quethiock (1987-91); St Ive and Pensilva with Quethiock (1991-2001); aged 82.
MORDECAI. — On 1 December, the Revd Thomas Huw Mordecai: Chaplain of Warwick School (1990-96); Giggleswick School (1996-98); Westminster School (1998-2001); Priest-Vicar of Westminster Abbey (1998-2001); Chaplain of Geelong Grammar School, Australia (2002-04); Malvern College (2005-07); King William’s College, Isle of Man (2007-12); Assistant Curate of Winkfield and Cranbourne (2016-19); Vicar since 2019; aged 61.
STOWE. — On 29 January, the Revd Brian Stowe: Chaplain of the Royal Masonic School, Bushey (1959-70); Alleyn’s School, Dulwich (1971-76); Assistant Curate of St Barnabas’s, Dulwich (1971-76); Chaplain of Ellerslie School, Malvern (1976-92); Malvern College (1992-93); Team Vicar in the Malvern Link with Cowleigh Team Ministry (1993-94); Priest-in-Charge of St Andrew’s, Malvern (1995-96); Chaplain to the Sea Cadets (Severn Area) (2000-10); aged 88.
SHILLAKER. — On 11 February, the Revd John Shillaker: Curate-in-Charge of St Luke’s Conventional District, Moulsham (1969-78); Vicar of St Luke’s, Moulsham (1978-85); Priest-in-Charge of St Stephen with St Mary Magdalen, Colchester (1985-86); Rector (1986-89); Colchester New Town and the Hythe (1989-96); aged 86.
TAYLOR. — On 17 February, the Rt Revd Humphrey Vincent Taylor: Rector of Lilongwe, Malawi (1967-71); Chaplain of Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln (1972-74); Secretary for Chaplaincies in Higher Education, for the Church of England Board of Education (1975-80); Commissioner for South Malawi (1978-80); Lake Malawi (1980-84); Missions Programmes Secretary of USPG (1980-84); General Secretary (1984-91); Hon. Canon of Bristol Cathedral (1986-91); Suffragan Bishop of Selby (1991-2003); Hon. Assistant Bishop in Gloucester diocese (2003-13); Worcester (2003-16); aged 82.
THOMPSON-McCAUSLAND. — On 7 February, the Revd Marcus Perronet Thompson-McCausland: Vicar of Rubery (1965-72); Rector of Cradley (1971-82); Curate-in-Charge of Mathon (1972-82); Storridge (1972-82); Fromes Hill (1972-82); Hon. Assistant Curate of St Giles’s, Camberwell (1982-87); aged 89.