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The Rt Revd John Garton, Canon Gwynn ap Gwilym, and the Rt Revd Maqbul Caleb

The Revd John Bower Wilcox

Rob Nightingale and others write: THE Revd John Bower Wilcox, who died on 15 July, aged 87, was born in Northampton, the elder of two sons of devout Christian parents. After education at Northampton Grammar School and the Technical College, he became an apprentice with W. H. Allen, an engineering fi...

Canon Gwynn ap Gwilym

The Archbishop of Wales writes: THE Church in Wales was ex­­tremely fortunate to have Canon Gwynn ap Gwilym, who died on 31 July, aged 66, as its Bishops’ Adviser for the Welsh Language, a post he had held since 2002, initially with a part-time parochial appointment as well. He later combined ...

The Rt Revd John Henry Garton

The Rt Revd Michael Langrish writes: FOR eight years, the Rt Revd John Garton, who died on 21 July, aged 74, was a much loved and greatly respected Suffragan Bishop of Plymouth. To be Bishop of Plymouth is no easy task. The city of Plymouth has an ambivalent relationship with both the county and the...


Canon Dan O’Connor writes: “AS WE neared the compound, I saw laundry being thrown over the wall, colourful laundry. Only it wasn’t laundry. It was children being tossed to safety by their parents, over the glass-sharded wall and into the Bishop’s gardens.” That was in New Delhi in 1984, and these we...

The Revd Anthony Owen Langlois Hodgson

Roger Sawtell writes:   THE Revd Anthony Owen Langlois (Tony) Hodgson died on 11 July, aged 80. After a degree in English Literature and Theology at Cambridge, he spent two years’ National Service in the navy in the Far East, choosing to be on the “lower deck” rather than an officer. He was awarded ...

The Most Revd Edmond Lee Browning

Bob Williams writes: THE Most Revd Edmond Lee Browning, who, in 1986, became the 24th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the United States — stating “there will be no outcasts” — died on 11 July, aged 87, at his home in Dee, Oregon, where proceeds from his blueberry farm assist ...

The Revd Ian George Brooks

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 Revd Yohan Devananda

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. Ther...


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 ...

The Rt Revd John Bernard Taylor

THE Rt Revd John Taylor, who died on 1 June, aged 87, served with distinction in a variety of ministries within the Church. Common to them all was his calling to be both teacher and pastor

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