THE Bishop of Beverley, the Rt Revd Glyn Webster, was principal celebrant at a requiem for the Revd Ian George Brooks on 11 July in St Paul’s, Croxteth, where Fr Ian, who died on 26 June, aged 69, had been parish priest for almost 36 years
THE next Archdeacon of Gower, in Swansea & Brecon diocese, is to be the Revd Jonathan Davies, Chaplain of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service since 2005, and Vicar of Llwynderw, and Canon Residentiary of Brecon Cathedral, in that diocese, since 2015. He will retain his exis...
BROOKS. — On 26 June, the Revd Ian George Brooks: Assistant Curate of Holy Trinity with St Mary, Hoxton, in charge of St Anne’s (1974-75); St Anne with St Columba, Hoxton (1975-80); Minister of St Paul’s Conventional District, Croxteth, West Derby (1980-81); Vicar of Croxteth (1981...
There were no ordinations by the Assistant Bishop on 2 July. We apologise for the error (Petertide Ordinations, 8 July, page 27).
Canon Dan O’Connor writes:
THE 1980s at USPG’s College of the Ascension, Selly Oak, were an interesting time. The flow of missionaries from home to abroad had declined to a dribble, and a wave of interesting mid-career men and women came to us for what Selly Oak could offer them.
New acting archdeacon
THE Revd Anthony Kaunhoven Vicar of Bakewell, Ashford in the Water with Sheldon and Rowsley, and Hon. Canon of Derby Cathedral, in Derby diocese, is to be Acting Archdeacon of Chesterfield,
THE Ven. Robert Williams, Archdeacon of Gower, in Swansea & Brecon diocese, since 2000, will retire on 31 August. Before his present post, he had held appointments in the diocese from 1976 to 1988, and since 1994, and in St Asaph diocese between 1998 and 1994.
BARRETT. The R...
MARTIN. — On 1 July, the Revd Alexander Lewendon Martin: Assistant Chaplain of Tonbridge School (1959-64); Chaplain of Felsted School (1964-74); Sedbergh School (1974-84); Rector of Askerswell, Loders and Powerstock (1984-89); Rural Dean of Lyme Bay (1986-89); aged 90.
The Revd Peter Crumpler writes:
FURTHER to the Ven. Jonathan Smith’s obituary of the Rt Revd John Taylor (Gazette, 1 July), referring to Bishop John’s chairing of the Church of England’s Communications Committee: Bishop John’s approach to media communications was far-sighted ...