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Margaret Dehqani-Tafti

John Clark writes:

MARGARET DEHQANI-TAFTI, who died on 22 October, aged 85, was the wife of the late Bishop Hassan Dehqani-Tafti, the first Iranian Bishop of the episcopal diocese of Iran. She came to public prominence in October 1979, after the Iranian

The Revd Sarah Francesca Louise Eynstone

The Revd Robert Stanier writes:

THE Revd Sarah Eynstone, who was found dead in her home at Tring on 1 December, had been a senior student at Westcott House in 2005, when we were students together. She served her title in Hampstead, and left there to become


ATKINSON. The Revd Jane Atkinson, Hon. Assistant Curate of Kirkham, to be Vicar of Little Thornton (Blackburn).

BEET. The Revd Duncan Beet, Priest-in-Charge of Mears Ashby and Hardwick and Sywell with Overstone (Peterborough), to

Resignations and retirements

ARCHER. The Revd Neill Archer, Area Dean of North Wiltshire: 31 December, remaining Vicar of Malmesbury and Upper Avon (Salisbury).

ASHMAN. The Revd Vanessa Ashman, Assistant Curate of Bewsborough (Canterbury): 31 December.


EDWARDS. — On 4 December, the Revd Herbert Joseph Edwards: Minister of St David’s Conventional District, Broom Leys, Whitwick (1961-65); Vicar (1965-68); Lecturer of Lichfield Theological College (1968-71); USPG Missionary in the diocese of


ADAM. The Revd Dr William Adam, Vicar of St Paul’s, Winch­more Hill (London), to be Arch­bishop of Canterbury’s Ecu­menical Adviser, and Ecumenical Officer at the Council for Christian Unity. ADU-BOACHIE. The Revd Francis Adu-Boachie, Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Wembley, to be also Preb­­­endar...

Resignations and retirements

ANTHONY. The Revd Ian An­­thony, Diocesan Officer for Self-supporting Ministers: 29 January 2017, remaining Hon. Assistant Curate of Little Lever, and Hon. Canon of Manchester Cathedral (Man­­­chester). BAILEY. The Revd Stephen Bailey, Vicar of St Matthew’s, Cobo, Guernsey, and Rector of St Ma...


BAKER. — On 3 November, the Revd Caroline Janet Baker: Priest-in-Charge of St Luke’s, Torquay (2002-05); Diocesan Adviser in Adult Training (2002-05); aged 55. CHIU. — On 9 November, the Rt Revd Joshua Ban It Chiu: Priest-in-Charge of St Hilda’s, Katong, Singa­pore (1952-55); Diocesan Registrar of S...


FOR Ph.D. research on the life of the Very Revd Alan Richardson (1905-75), Dean of York and theologian, Terry Root seeks to contact people who knew him, worked with him, or studied under or with him. He can be contacted at

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