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
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.
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 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
CANON Professor John Atherton, who died on 24 June, aged 77, of heart failure, was a highly influential public theologian and priest, who enjoyed an eminent and productive career in both the academic world and the Church, and whose work became synonymous for many with the rise of Anglican social thought in the latter half of the 20th century
The Revd C. R. T. Nankivell writes:
THE Revd Dr Anthony Bird, who died on 16 May, aged 85, of pancreatic cancer, was a thoughtful, questioning, and compassionate doctor and Anglican priest. The son of Harry and Noel, née Oakley, a teacher, he was born in Wolverhampton (and was a lifelong sup...
Barbara Andrew writes:
THE death notice for the Revd Christopher Fenton (Gazette, 17 June) brought back fond memories of our time in Connington, near Cambridge, where we were living between 1979 and 1981. Christopher lived near by and occasionally helped out at our church.
My late husband and I were...
Canon Ivan Bailey writes:
CANON Michael Shears, who died on 21 May, aged 82, was a parish priest for 40 years, but served in only three parishes. The key to understanding what characterised his ministry was his deliberate decision to remain for years in his first curacy.
After Pembroke College, Cam...
CANON Edgar Turner, who died on 2 April, aged 96, was one of the most remarkable and influential priests of the Church of Ireland in the post-war era
I had the good fortune to have had Dr Parker as my tutor for three years at Durham. Quite apart from personal kindnesses and hospitality, he was an inspiring teacher who taught independence of thought and clarity of writing
FURTHER to your obituary of Professor Dennis Nineham (Gazette, 27 May), mentioning his gracious hospitality and warm friendship: when he was professor at Bristol, he and Ruth lived at Clifton, and, as rural dean, I had the pleasure of calling on them. They were unfailingly kind and welcoming, and Dennis always expressed encouragement to us in the parishes