*** DEBUG END ***


10 May 2024

BUNDOCK. — On 11 April, the Revd Dr Edward Leigh Bundock: Curate-in-Charge of the Good Shepherd Conventional District, Mile Oak, Portslade (1980-88); Vicar of Wisborough Green (1988-94); Priest-in-Charge of East and West Rudham, Houghton-next-Harpley, Tattersett and Tatterford (1997-99); Rector of East and West Rudham, Helhoughton, Houghton-next-Harpley, the Raynhams, Tatterford and Tattersett (1999-2022); aged 71.

COOPER. — On 23 March, the Revd Michael Sydney Cooper: Assistant Curate of the Cathedral of the Resurrection, Lahore, Pakistan (1970-71); Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Mauritius and Priest-in-Charge of St Clement’s, Curepipe, Mauritius (1972-73); Curate-in-Charge of St Peter’s Conventional District, Hayling (1974-81); Vicar of St Mary’s, Carisbrooke (1981-92); St Nicholas’s, Carisbrooke (1981-92); Hartplain (1992-98); Portchester (1998-2006); Rural Dean of Fareham (1999-2004); Hon. Canon of Portsmouth Cathedral (2002-06); aged 82.

DEAN. — On 19 March, the Revd Timothy Charles Painter Dean: Norwich Diocesan Continuing Ministerial Development Officer (2011-15); NSM of Reepham and Hackford with Whitwell and Kerdiston, Thurning with Wood Dalling and Salle (2011-17); the Wensum Benefice (2016-17); Lyng, Sparham, Elsing, Bylaugh, Bawdeswell and Foxley (2016-17); Rural Dean of Sparham (2014-17); aged 74.

DURWARD. — On 5 January, the Revd Rosemary Durward: NSM of St John’s, Notting Hill (2010-12); aged 65.

HAYWARD . — On 3 May, the Revd John Talbot Hayward: Rector of Lamyatt (1958-71); Vicar of Bruton with Wyke Champflower and Redlynch (1958-71); Rural Dean of Bruton (1962-71); Rector of St John’s, Weston-super-Mare (1971-75); Prebendary of Wells Cathedral (1973-2003); Rector of Weston-super-Mare Central (1975-92); aged 95.

HEDGES. — On 12 April, the Revd John Michael Peter Hedges: Vicar of St Peter’s, Ashton (1965-74); Assistant Curate of Easthampstead (1974-85); Vicar of St George’s, Tilehurst (1985-91); Assistant Curate of Thatcham (1991-94); Team Vicar (1994-99); aged 90.

SHERWIN. — On 13 April, the Revd Margaret Miriam Sherwin: Deaconess of St Alban’s, Holborn, with St Peter’s, Saffron Hill (1983-87); Parish Deacon (1987-88); St Michael’s, Highgate (1988-93); Hon. Assistant Curate of Purbrook (1993-99); aged 91.

THORNTON. — On 28 April, the Revd Timothy Charles Gordon Thornton: Tutor of Lincoln Theological College (1964-68); Chaplain (1966-68); Lecturer of Pacific College, Suva, Fiji (1969-73); Chaplain of Brasted Place College, Westerham (1973-74); Canon Missioner of Guildford Cathedral (1974-79); Priest-in-Charge of Hascombe (1974-79); Vicar of Chobham with Valley End (1979-84); Vicar of Spelsbury and Chadlington (1984-87); Chadlington and Spelsbury, Ascott under Wychwood (1987-2000); aged 88.

Browse Church and Charity jobs on the Church Times jobsite

The Church Times Archive

Read reports from issues stretching back to 1863, search for your parish or see if any of the clergy you know get a mention.

FREE for Church Times subscribers.

Explore the archive

Forthcoming Events


Church Times/RSCM: 

Intercultural Church for a Multicultural World

28 May 2024

A Church Times/Church House Publishing webinar

Tickets are FREE


Church Times/Modern Church:

A Political Faith?

Monday 3 June 2024

This panel will explore where Christians have come to in terms of political power and ask, where should we go next?

Online tickets available


Church Times/Modern Church:

Participating in Democracy

Monday 10 June 2024

This panel will explore the power of voting, and power beyond voting.

Online tickets available


Green Church Awards

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Read more details about the awards


Church Times/Canterbury Press:

Festival of Preaching

15-17 September 2024

The festival moves to Cambridge along with a sparkling selection of expert speakers

Early bird tickets available



Welcome to the Church Times


To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)