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The Revd Professor Dennis Eric Nineham

The Revd Professor Dennis Eric Nineham

THE Revd Dennis Nineham, who died on 8 May, aged 94, was one of the best-known theological scholars of his generation. Yet he is remembered more for his leading part in the controversies of the time — raising questions that have still by no means gone away

The Revd Professor Thomas Henry Louis Parker

Professor A. N. S. Lane writes: THE Revd Dr T. H. L. Parker, the leading British Calvin scholar of the 20th century, died in Kendal on 25 April, five months short of his 100th birthday. Born on Hayling Island, he grew up in north London, where his father was a civil servant. His parents had no grea...

Irvin Watson

The Rt Revd Stephen Platten writes: IN MOST households, “Ovaltine” would refer to a malted drink that helped you off to sleep. In Irvine Watson’s parlance, it meant something distilled north of the border, and was normally supplied at his home with enough generosity to have a similar effect. Irvine,...

The Ven. Richard Gilpin

The Rt Revd Hewlett Thompson writes: THE Ven. Richard Gilpin died from prostate cancer on 1 May, aged 76, after a decade of retirement in his beloved Devon, where his life and ministry were spent. I choose three words to describe his time as archdeacon: calm, efficient, and humble. He knew the dioce...

The Revd Russen William Thomas

The Revd Roger Williams writes: ALTHOUGH the Revd Russen Thomas, who died on 16 April, aged 85, was born in Worcestershire, and spent his early years around Evesham, he was rooted in the Celtic culture of Wales and Cornwall, and loved its rich history, music, and poetry. He trained for the ministry ...

Richard John Popplewell

Richard John Popplewell

BORN in Halifax on 18 October 1935, Richard John Popplewell, who died on 22 March, aged 80, was one of Britain’s finest and most versatile musicians, whose career took him to the summit of his profession

Norman Jackson

NORMAN JACKSON, who died suddenly on 29 February, aged 68, at his home in the Isle of Wight, was one of only two Europeans to be awarded the Centenary Medal of Khartoum Cathedral, after his service, in the early 1990s, leading the Save the Children Fund relief work in Sudan

Liz Russell

Robin Baird-Smith writes: ELIZABETH Ann Cecilia Russell (universally known as Liz), long-serving Sales and Marketing Director of the publishers Darton, Longman & Todd, died on 27 February. Born on 9 April 1921, she served as a Wren during the War, and subsequently found a job with the publishers...

Canon Terry Palmer

I often referred to him as the “Church Times agony uncle”

Fr Ralph Martin SSM

Fr Ralph Martin SSM

Canon Vincent Strudwick writes: IT WAS in 1957 that the Revd Donald Martin, who died on 24 March, aged 85, arrived at Kelham, the mother house and theological college of the Society of the Sacred Mission, the religious community founded by Fr Herbert Kelly. A Canadian, one of a family of four brothe...

The Revd Thomas William Boulcott

THE Revd Thomas William Boulcott, who died on 12 January, at the great age of 99 years, was a wise and faithful priest, who served in three dioceses for more than 65 years

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