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Canon David Charles St Vincent Welander

The Revd Tony Wilcox writes: CANON David Welander, who died on 12 August, aged 91, was an educator, pastor, ecumenist, evan­gelist, and historian. After six years as a college tutor and 21 years in parish life, he was appointed in 1975 Canon Residentiary of Glou­cester. Given the care of the cathedr...



Michael Thurgood writes: WHAT was not mentioned in your obituary of the Revd Roly Bain (Gazette, 16 September) was that he was the grandson of the Revd George Bramwell Evens, a Method­ist minister and “Romany of the BBC”. He was also related to “Gipsy Smith”, who was a great-...

The Revd Edward Leigh Phillips

A correspondent writes: THE Revd Edward Leigh Phillips, known as Bill, died on 8 September, aged 104. His life was one of faith, service, and survival. As a priest, he influenced many lives. Before his death, he was acknowledged as the oldest surviving chaplain from the Second World War. Bill was bo...

The Revd Roly Bain

The Revd Roly Bain

THE Revd David Roualeyn Findlater Bain, who died from cancer on 11 August, aged 62, was a priest and clown who captured the public imagination

The Revd Dr Richard Pfaff

THE Revd Dr Richard (Dick) Pfaff, historian of the liturgy of medieval England, died on 10 July, aged 79, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, after a short illness

Alan Wilkinson

Canon John Rankin writes: ALAN WILKINSON, who, in 1989, formed Music in Country Churches, an annual series of high-class concerts in some of the finest rural churches in England, died suddenly, aged 86, in June. Alan founded Music in Country Churches with Ruth, Lady Fermoy (grandmother of Diana, Pri...

The Revd Audrey Kemp

Canon George Farran and others write: THE Revd Audrey Kemp, who died on 17 August, aged 89, had been the inadvertent focus of controversy, when she was claimed as the first deaconess to be put in sole charge of a Church of England parish. She was licensed, in July 1980, by the Bishop of Kensington, ...

The Revd Dr John Alexander Motyer

The Revd Dr John Alexander Motyer

Julia Cameron writes: THE Revd Dr Alec Motyer, who died on 26 August, aged 91, was a scholar, pastor, and preacher, and one of the foremost Evangelical theologians of the second half of the 20th century. Born in Dublin in 1924, Motyer never lost his gentle Celtic brogue. He had won a choral scholars...

The Rt Revd Dr David Jenkins

The Rt Revd Dr David Jenkins

THE Rt Revd Dr David Jenkins, who died on Sunday, aged 91, was the Bishop of Durham cast in a media storm in 1984 as an “unbelieving bishop”, and later by the Prime Minister who had elevated him to the episcopate as a “cuckoo” in the Church’s nest. Yet during his minist...


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...

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