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The Rt Revd John William Salt OGS

The Rt Revd John William Salt OGS

The Rt Revd Dominic Walker OGS writes:

BORN in 1941, John Salt, who died on 7 February, aged 75, was trained for the priesthood by the Society of the Sacred Mission at Kelham. In­­spired by the call to sacred mission and after serving his title, John offered himself to USPG and spent the next 41 years in active ministry overseas

Recollections

The Revd Denise Herbert writes:

YOUR obituary of the Very Revd Robert Jeffery (Gazette, 6 January), reminded me of his travelling the parish of St Andrew’s, Old Headington, on his bicycle. I was a parishioner and often baby-sat for the Jefferys, while I was a nurse and midwife in Oxford

Recollections

Canon John Rankin writes:

I WAS one of the Ven. Timothy Raphael’s first assistant curates at St John’s Wood, London, following his return from New Zealand (Obituary, 27 January). Tim opened the thinking of the Church to new ideas; he continued a traditional ministry but with contemporary understanding

The Revd Peter Richard Davies

The Revd Peter Richard Davies

A correspondent writes: THE Revd Peter Davies was born in Bedford, and grew up in Ro­­chester, where his father was head­master of King’s School. He fol­lowed his brother, Tony, to Marlborough College, before going up to St John’s College, Oxford, to read Classics. He was a keen lawn-tennis player a...

Recollections

Recollections

The Revd Toddy Hoare writes: IN FELIXKIRK Church, in North Yorkshire, there was a medieval window of jumbled heraldry. In an idle moment, it was always a brain- teaser which bit of glass should really go where. When the quin­quennial suggested that it should be re-leaded in the late 1980s, whom to a...

Canon Gavin Donald White

Canon Dan O’Connor writes:

CONGREGATIONS will miss the wry, dry wit with which Canon Gavin White, who died on Christmas Eve, aged 89, made his firmly catholic sermons sparkle; and readers of his writings in church history will miss it, too

The Ven. Timothy John Raphael

THE Ven. Timothy Raphael, who died in Cheltenham on 20 November, aged 87, exercised a notable ministry as parish priest, cathedral Dean, and Archdeacon in England and New Zealand. Irritated by ecclesiastical stuffiness, he enjoyed the description “radical Spike” and put his own stamp on the churches where he served

Geoffrey Wilson Cleaver

Canon Dan O’Connor writes:

AFTER an unfailingly constructive life, never more modestly lived, Geoffrey Wilson Cleaver’s death on 2 December, aged 84, will be re­­ceived with regret throughout the Anglican Communion

Dr Hugh Sansom

Dr Hugh Sansom

A correspondent writes:

DR HUGH SANSOM, who died on 1 December, aged 92, was born in Milford, Surrey. His father inspired his love of science and flying, and so, after Stowe School, he went to Cam­bridge University, where he read natural sciences and joined the University Air Squadron. His degree was interrupted when he was called up to the RAF in 1943, and he was posted to Bulawayo in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to com­plete his training. As the Second World War was drawing to a close, he became a flying instructor

The Revd Dr Michael John Ovey

The Revd Dr Michael John Ovey

The Revd Chris Green writes:

THE Revd Dr Mike Ovey, Principal of Oak Hill College, died suddenly on 7 January, aged 58. He was a pioneering theological educator and an architect of contemporary global Anglican Evangelicalism

Recollections

Recollections

Canon John Rankin writes:

YEARS before his prominence as the nation’s Rabbi, Rabbi Lionel Blue (News, 23/30 December) be­­came known, during the 1970s, to a small group of Cambridge theo­logical students. He regularly came from London to Cambridge to hold a tutorial on Jewish Studies

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