THE death on 5 January of Jill Drake (née Saward), aged 51, evinced in all those who loved her not only deep sadness but also feelings of pride for all she had achieved
The Rt Revd Dominic Walker OGS writes:
THE Ven. Howard Levett, who died on 13 December, aged 72, was an outstanding priest who enjoyed a varied ministry. He served in inner-city parishes in the diocese of Southwark, as Archdeacon in Egypt, then as Vicar of St Alban’s, Holborn, before becoming the Anglican Chaplain in Venice
Canon Andrew Willie writes:
ENA JENKINS, who died on 4 December, aged 92, was the wife of the late Frank Jenkins, one of the most distinguished priests of the Church in Wales in the late 20th century. They had been married for more than 60 years, including his time as an Assistant Curate of Llangeinor, and then Minor Canon of Llandaff Cathedral; and then Vicar of Abertillery, Risca and Caerleon, in the diocese of Monmouth, before becoming Dean of Newport Cathedral
Linda Hurcombe writes:
IN NOVEMBER 1978, the General Synod of the Church of England voted against legislation allowing women to be priests. Dr Una Kroll, legs shaking, and supported by her friend Sue Dowell, stood and declared: “We asked for bread, and you gave us a stone — long live God!” Her cri de cœur and subsequent tireless campaigning found reward 14 years later when, in 1992, the first women were ordained to the priesthood of the Church of England
THE death on 5 January of Jill Drake (née Saward), aged 51, evinced in all those who loved her not only deep sadness but also feelings of pride for all she had achieved.
THE Very Revd Bob Jeffery, who died on 21 December, aged 81, will be remembered as ecumenist, synodsman, and rebuilder of the financial fortunes of Worcester Cathedral during his years there as Dean (1987-96)
The Revd Mark Bailey writes:
AN IMPORTANT part of Canon Ian Tomlinson’s work (Obituary, 18 November), and, indeed, of his legacy, was the setting up of a counselling service for use by clergy and their households within the diocese of Winchester
Dr Brian Hanson writes:
OSWALD CLARK, a former Chairman of the House of Laity of the General Synod, has died in his 100th year
The Revd David Cook writes:
THE Revd Herbert Joseph Edwards, who died on 4 December, aged 87, was a lecturer at Lichfield Theological College from 1968 to 1971. There will be many former students, and others besides, who, like me, look back with happy memories on three years under his care and supervision
Sarah Brown writes:
PETER GIBSON, who was instrumental in the restoration of the medieval rose window at York Minster after the fire in 1984, died on 13 November, aged 87.
Peter lived all his life in a modest home in Precentor’s Court, in the
The Revd Matt Woodcock writes:
THE Revd Derek Wooldridge died on 12 November, aged 83, after slipping on ice while out on his morning prayer-walk in the Lake District. He had been on holiday with his wife, Anne, near Grange-over-Sands.
Derek, who was Vicar of St Paul’s, Holgate Road, York, fro...