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Deaths

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22 April 2022

ATKINSON. — On 16 April, the Revd Peter Duncan Atkinson: Assistant Curate of Caversham, in charge of St John the Baptist (1969-75); Curate-in-Charge of St Mark’s, Millfield, Bishop Wearmouth (1975-86); Vicar of Dedworth (1986-93); Team Vicar in the Aylesbury Team Ministry (1993-2005); aged 81.

EDWARDS. — On 6 March, the Revd Charles Grayson Edwards: Assistant Curate of Ware (1968-73); Team Vicar in the Basingstoke Team Ministry (1973-79); Priest-in-Charge of Sandford with Upton Hellions (1979-82); Rector (1982-94); aged 84.

MILLIER. — On 20 February, the Revd Gordon Millier: Curate-in-Charge of Badgworth with Biddisham (1969-76); Rector of Weare with Badgworth with Biddisham (1976-84); Curate-in-Charge of Compton Bishop (1981-84); Rector of Pilton with Croscombe, North Wootton and Dinder (1984-93); aged 95.

NELSON. — On 7 April, the Revd Ralph Archbold Nelson: Assistant Curate of Eglingham (1957-58); Vicar of Featherstone (1958-80); Kirkham (1980-92); Rural Dean of Kirkham (1988-91); aged 95.

SEMPER. — On 13 April, the Very Revd Colin Douglas Semper: Secretary of the Advisory Council for the Church’s Ministry (1967-69); Producer of the Religious Department of the BBC (1969-75); Overseas Religious Broadcasting Organiser (1975-79); Head of Religious Programmes for BBC Radio (1979-82); Hon. Canon of Guildford Cathedral (1980-82); Provost of Coventry (1982-87); Canon and Treasurer of Westminster Abbey (1987-97); Steward (1987-90); Hon. Assistant Curate of Rowledge and Frensham (2003-06); aged 84.

UPTON. — On 25 February, the Revd Michael Gawthorne Upton: Assistant Canterbury Diocesan Director of Religious Education (1959-63); Rochester Diocese Youth Chaplain (1963-70); Hon. Assistant Curate of Riverhead (1963-70); Devon and Cornwall Area Secretary for Christian Aid (1970-94); South-West Regional Co-ordinator (1973-80); Exeter Diocesan Development Representative (1980-89); aged 92.

WOODS. — On 4 April, the Revd Frederick James Woods: Vicar of Christ Church, Warminster (1981-96); Rural Dean of Heytesbury (1995-96); Team Rector in the Woodley Team Ministry (1996-2001): Vicar of St Peter’s and St Botolph’s, Colchester (2001-11); aged 76.

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