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Canon David Charles St Vincent Welander

The Revd Tony Wilcox writes: CANON David Welander, who died on 12 August, aged 91, was an educator, pastor, ecumenist, evan­gelist, and historian. After six years as a college tutor and 21 years in parish life, he was appointed in 1975 Canon Residentiary of Glou­cester. Given the care of the cathedr...


Michael Thurgood writes: WHAT was not mentioned in your obituary of the Revd Roly Bain (Gazette, 16 September) was that he was the grandson of the Revd George Bramwell Evens, a Method­ist minister and “Romany of the BBC”. He was also related to “Gipsy Smith”, who was a great-...

The Revd Edward Leigh Phillips

A correspondent writes: THE Revd Edward Leigh Phillips, known as Bill, died on 8 September, aged 104. His life was one of faith, service, and survival. As a priest, he influenced many lives. Before his death, he was acknowledged as the oldest surviving chaplain from the Second World War. Bill was bo...


ADAMS. The Revd John Adams, Assistant Curate of Emmanuel Proprietary Chapel, Ridgeway, Wimbledon (Southwark), now Associate Minister. ANDERSON. The Revd Graeme Anderson, Vicar of Radcliffe-on-Trent and Shelford, and Area Dean of East Bingham (Southwell & Not­ting­ham), to be Vicar of Holy Trin­i...

Resignations and retirements

ALLCOCK. The Revd Jeremy Allcock, Area Dean of Paddington: 30 September, remaining Vicar of St Stephen with St Luke, Paddington, and of St Matthew’s, Bayswater (London).

ASHURST. The Revd Judith Ashurst,


TINSLEY. — On 6 September, the Revd Bernard Murray Tinsley: Vicar of Thorpe Hesley (1958-61); Rector of Alverdiscott with Huntshaw, and of Newton Tracey (1961-78); Bea­ford with Roborough (1967-78); Alverdiscott with Huntshaw with Newton Tracey,

The Revd Roly Bain

THE Revd David Roualeyn Findlater Bain, who died from cancer on 11 August, aged 62, was a priest and clown who captured the public imagination

The Revd Dr Richard Pfaff

THE Revd Dr Richard (Dick) Pfaff, historian of the liturgy of medieval England, died on 10 July, aged 79, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, after a short illness


Dean to archdeacon

THE next Archdeacon of Canterbury, in Canterbury diocese, is to be the Very Revd Jo Kelly-Moore, Dean of Auckland Cathedral, in Auckland diocese, in the Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia, since


BALL. — On 5 September, the Rt Revd John Martin Ball: Vicar of St Francis’s, Nairobi (1975-80); Deputy General Secretary of the Bible Churchmen’s Missionary Society (1980-81); General Secretary (1981-93); Crosslinks (1993-95); Hon.



By the Bishop in his Cathedral on 11 September:

Deacons: Beverley Cree (Emmanuel Church, St Paul’s, Efford, and St Augustine’s, Plymouth, NSM); Christopher Taylor

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