RIP - Revd Derek Billings

Announced on Thursday 20 December 2018

We are sorry to announce that the Revd Derek Billings died in the early hours of 17th December.

After a two-year curacy in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, Derek was successively Rector of Ashley with Silverley, Vicar of Bottisham and Rector of Houghton with Wyton in the Diocese of Ely, and remained in the diocese since his retirement in 1997. 

Derek ministered well into retirement and served on the Diocesan Synod until 2010. Amongst other roles, he also served on the DBF, the Parsonages Committee, the Diocesan Liturgical Committee and the Children’s Council, of which he was Chairman.

We thank God for Derek’s near-60 years of service among us and pray for his family in their grief.

Derek's funeral will be in St Mary's, Godmanchester, on Thursday January 3rd at 2.00 pm. Clergy and Readers are invited to robe and process if they wish.