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Christopher Tambling

Christopher Tambling

Christopher Tambling, who died on 3 October 2015, aged 51, and had enjoyed an international reputation, was one of English sacred music’s most popular and productive composers

Professor Anthony Mellows

Professor Anthony Mellows

Peter Parker writes: PROFESSOR Anthony Mellows, who died on 10 January, aged 79, in hospital after a heart operation, gave generously of his skills and time in support of church and other charitable activities. He was educated at King’s College, London, where he took degrees in law, philosophy...

Canon Eric Francis Giles

Canon Eric Francis Giles

A correspondent writes: CANON Eric Giles, who was born on Christmas Eve 1934, and died on Christmas Day 2015, spent nearly 50 years serving communities in the south-west of England. Eric was a man of the people: he left school with few qualifications, and worked as an office clerk for nearly ten yea...

Theodore Patrick Saunders

Theodore Patrick Saunders

Stephen R. Beet writes: WITH the death of Theo Saunders, the people of Armagh and the world of cathedral and church music have lost a great friend, loved and respected by all who came into contact with him, but especially by those who knew him well

Obituary: The Revd Stephen Andrew Bell

THE Revd Stephen Bell, Assistant Curate of St Mary’s, Chiddingfold, Surrey, died on 22 December, aged 62, after a short illness

The Revd John Langdon

The Revd John Langdon

THE Revd John Bonsall Langdon, who died on 4 November, aged 94, was a faithful, popular, unassuming priest, whose remarkable military wartime service was little known to friends and parishioners; such was his modesty

Obituary: Prebendary John Gaskell

Obituary: Prebendary John Gaskell

The Revd Dr Malcolm Johnson writes: PREBENDARY John Bernard Gaskell, who died on 28 October, aged 87, was a pattern priest: if young people today are considering ordination, they would do well to look at John’s priesthood as a pattern for them. In many ways he resembled one of his...

Obituary: The Rt Revd Clive Young

Obituary: The Rt Revd Clive Young

The Archdeacon of Pontefract writes: THE Rt Revd Clive Young, Bishop of Dunwich from 1999 until 2013, died on 7 October. He was 67, and had been retired for just two years. His funeral took place on 23 October at Dore Abbey, and was followed by his burial in the churchyard there. Coming...

Obituary: Rachel Elizabeth Nugee

Obituary: Rachel Elizabeth Nugee

Melanie Fletcher writes: RACHEL Elizabeth Nugee, who died on 11 August, just before her 89th birthday, was born in north London. The daughter of John, a well-respected Jewish silk merchant, and Adelaide Makower, and the eldest of five children, she was brought up near Henley, where,...

The Very Revd John E. Allen

The Very Revd John E. Allen

ON A Sunday morning, amid glorious choral music, and led by a flurry of acolytes from his stall to the high altar as the celebrant in the colourfully ceremonious solemn eucharist at Wakefield Cathedral, the Very Revd John Allen

Prebendary Alan Tanner

Prebendary Alan Tanner

PREBENDARY Alan Tanner, who died recently, aged 90, had been a priest for just on 60 years; but a great part of his life had also been devoted to the welfare of haemo­philiacs 

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