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23 February 2024

BLACKMAN. — On 1 February, the Revd Peter Richard Blackman: Vicar of Ratby with Groby (1960-84); Team Rector in the Ratby cum Groby Team Ministry (1984-93); aged 96.

CAWLEY. — On 6 February, the Revd David Lewis Cawley: Chaplain of HM Prison Norwich (1974-75); Assistant Curate of Wymondham (1975-77); Buckland-in-Dover, in charge of Buckland (1977-83); Vicar of Eastville (1983-95); St Mary de Castro, Leicester (1995-2009); Chaplain of Trinity Hospital, Leicester (1996-2009); Team Vicar in the Leicester Team Ministry (1997-2002); Assistant Curate of All Saints’, Margate (2009-16); aged 79.

CREAN. — On 22 January, the Revd Patrick John Eugene Crean: Priest-in-Charge of St Philip with St David, Liverpool (1986-87); Vicar (1987-90); Rector of St Mary’s, Ladybank (1990-92); Priest-in-Charge of Sefton (1992-97); Liverpool Diocesan Children’s Officer (1992-2003); Vicar of St Giles’s, Aintree (1997-98); St Giles with St Peter, Aintree (1998-2003); aged 85.

DAWES. — On 7 February, the Revd Hugh William Dawes: Chaplain of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1977-82); Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1982-87); Director of the Focus Christian Institute in Cambridge (1987-2000); Vicar of St James’s, Cambridge (1987-2000); St Faith’s, North Dulwich (2000-10); aged 75.

DAWSON. — On 23 December 2023, the Revd Ian Douglas Dawson: NSM of St Simon and St Jude, Southport (1986-93); St James’s, Birkdale (1993-95); St Philip and St Paul, Southport (1996-2001); aged 71.

DENMAN. — On 3 February, the Revd Frederick George Denman: Priest-in-Charge of Sutton Courtneay with Appleford (1975-77); Culham (1975-78); Clifton Hampden (1977-78); Team Vicar in the Dorchester Team Ministry (1978-81); Priest-in-Charge of West Hill (1982); Team Vicar in the Ottery St Mary, Alfington and West Hill Team Ministry (1982-87); Vicar of Sparkwell (1987-2017); Shaugh Prior (1987-93); Priest-in-Charge of Cornwood (1998-2017); Rural Dean of Ivybridge (2011-17); aged 77.

EVANS. — On 3 January, the Revd Robert Arthur Evans: Assistant Curate of Roath (1953-57); Llandaff (1958-61); Chaplain of the Mersey Missions to Seamen (1961-62); Superintendent (1962-74); Chaplain of the Royal Naval Reserve (1967-89); Vicar of Rainhill (1974-79); Chaplain-Superintendent of the Mersey Missions to Seamen (1979-89); Hon. Canon of Liverpool Cathedral (1988-89); aged 99.

FIRTH. — On 16 February, the Rt Revd Peter James Firth: Assistant Curate of Malvern Link (1958-62); Rector of St George’s, Abbey Hey (1962-66); Northern Region Religious Broadcasting Assistant for the BBC (1966-67); Senior Producer of Religious Programmes in Bristol for the BBC (1967-83); Hon. Canon of Bristol Cathedral (1974-83); Suffragan Bishop of Malmesbury (1983-94); Anglican Adviser for HTV West (1984-94); Hon. Assistant Bishop in Gloucester diocese since 2003; in Bristol diocese since 2009; aged 94.

HEATON. — On 16 January, the Revd Alan Heaton: Assistant Curate of Englefield Green (1968-70); Winlaton, in charge of Rowland’s Gill (1970-74); Chaplain of Bishop Lonsdale College, Derby (1974-79); Vicar of Alfreton (1979-87); Rural Dean of Alfreton (1981-86); Team Rector in the Clifton Team Ministry (1987-93); Priest-in-Charge of Rolleston with Fiskerton, Morton and Upton (1993-96); aged 87.

HOARE. — On 2 February, the Revd Simon Gerard Hoare: Assistant Curate of Adel and of Ireland Wood (1965-68); Rector of Spofforth with Follifoot (1968-71); Spofforth with Follifoot and Kirk-Deighton (1971-76); Vicar of Rawdon (1976-85); Hon. Canon of Bradford Cathedral (1985-2002); Rector of Carleton and Lothersdale (1985-2002); Bradford Diocesan Ecumenical Officer (1985-94); Hon. Chaplain to Ripon Police (2003-12); aged 86.

MINNS. — On 5 February, the Revd John Alfred Minns: Assistant Curate of Hartford (1972-74); Vicar of Wharton (1974-85); St Paul’s, Halliwell (1985-87); Assistant Curate of St Peter’s, Barrow Bridge Mission and St Andrew’s Mission Church, Halliwell (1987-91); aged 85.

NEW. — On 14 December 2023, the Revd Thomas Stephen New: Assistant Curate of Woodham (1958-64); Vicar of All Saints’, Guildford (1964-72); Banstead (1972-93); Rural Dean of Epsom (1976-80); Hon. Canon of Guildford Cathedral (1979-93); Sub-Chaplain of HM Prison Downview (1988-93); aged 93.

PIDSLEY. — On 21 December 2023, the Revd Christopher Thomas Pidsley: Assistant Curate of Rainham, in charge of St John and St Matthew, South Hornchurch (1966-70); Vicar of Chudleigh (1970-98); Rural Dean of Moreton (1986-91); Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral (1992-1998); aged 87.

PIGOTT. — On 5 January, the Revd Nicholas John Capel Pigott: Assistant Curate of St George’s, Birmingham (1982-85); Vicar of St Hugh and St John, Chells, Stevenage (1985-91); Team Vicar in the Totnes with Bridgetown, Berry Pomeroy, Dartington, Marldon, Ashprington and Cornworth Team Ministry (1991-2002); Assistant Curate (Assistant Priest) (2002-04); aged 75.

ROYLE. — On 5 February, the Revd Michael Royle, Assistant Curate of St Peter’s, Belper (1985-87); Priest-in-Charge of Morley with Smalley (1987-95); Rural Dean of Heanor (1989-94); Vicar of Charlesworth and Dinting Vale (1995-2002); aged 85.

WILLMONT. — On 24 January, the Revd Anthony Vernon Willmont: Assistant Curate of Holy Trinity, Smethwick (1965-68); Vicar of Ropley with West Tisted (1968-77); St Augustine of Hippo, Ipswich (1977-84); Rector of King’s Worthy (1984-90); Headbourne Worthy (1984-90); Baddesley Clinton (1990-99); Lapworth (1990-99); Priest-in-Charge of Thornton in Lonsdale with Burton in Lonsdale (1999-2002); aged 88.

WILSON. — On 17 February, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Thomas Lawrence Wilson: Hon. Assistant Curate of Eynsham (1979-80); Assistant Curate (1981-82); Caversham and Mapledurham (1982-89); Vicar of St John the Baptist, Caversham (1989-92); Rector of St Michael and All Angels, Sandhurst (1992-2003); Rural Dean of Sonning (1998-2003); Hon. Canon of Christ Church, Oxford (2002-03); Area Bishop of Buckingham since 2003; aged 68.

Correction. Last week’s notice for the Revd John Charles Minns, who died on 30 December 2019, aged 77 (Gazette, 10 January 2020), was published in error. We apologise for any distress caused.

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