RIP

RIP - Reverend William George Thomas

We are saddened to report the death of the Reverend William George Thomas.

His funeral service has been arranged for Thursday 2 May at 2pm at Holywell-cum-Needingworth church. There will be a cremation afterwards.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - Revd Roy Knifton

We are saddened to report the death of the Reverend Roy Knifton.

His funeral service was held at All Saints, Bottisham on 28th March 2019.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - Revd John H L Cross

The Reverend John H L Cross died peacefully at home on 31st October 2018.

His funeral service will be at All Saints, Little Shelford on Thursday 15th November at 2pm. Enquiries may be made to H J Paintin Ltd, tel: 01223 891226.

We hold John's wife Mary and their family in our prayers. May John rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - Rev John Alford

We are saddened to report the death of Rev John Alford. His funeral will be held on Wednesday 1st August at 2.00p.m. St Andrew's Church, Gt Staughton.

From 1995-200 John served in this diocese as Priest in charge, SPALDWICK (St James) w Barham and Woolley; ELLINGTON (All Saints); EASTON (St Peter); GRAFHAM (All Saints) and was Vicar of SPALDWICK (St James) w Barham and Woolley from 2000-2001.

We give thanks to God for John's ministry among us and hold his family in our prayers.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - Canon Michael Farrer

We are saddened to report the death of Canon Michael Farrer.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday 29th May, 2018 at 2.30pm in Ely Cathedral followed by refreshments in the Almonry - all are welcome. The family request no flowers - donations in memory of Michael will be given to the Kate Farrer Foundation - see www.katefarrer.org.

Michael served this Diocese as Vicar of St Paul's Cambridge (1978-1992), as Rural Dean of Cambridge (1984-89) and as an Hon Canon of Ely Cathedral (1988-1992).Michael retired in 1992 at the age of 70 and was appointed Senior Chaplain to Bishop Stephen Sykes - a post he held for three years.

We give thanks to God for Michael's ministry in this diocese and hold his family in our prayers.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - Rev Bill Girard

Rev Bill Girard died recently. Following a Requiem Mass for close family and friends a Memorial Service will be held in All Saints, Hamerton at 2.30 pm on Wednesday March 7th which everyone is welcome to attend. May Bill rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - Rev Ron Frost

Rev Ron Frost, former Vicar of the Kym Valley Group died on 7th January 2018 at a hospice in Kent. Ron's funeral will take place at St Peter-in-Thanet at 1pm on Monday 21st January We give thanks to God for Ron's ministry in this diocese from 1987-2010. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - The Rev Dr Lionel Wickham

Rev Dr Lionel Wickham died in the week before Christmas. His funeral was held at St Andrew's, Girton on 9th January 2018. We thank God for Lionel's ministry in this diocese and in the University of Cambridge. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - The Rev Gillian Mann

Rev Gillian Mann died on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. Gillian's funeral will take place on Wednesday 24th January at 11am in Outwell church. We give thanks to God for Gillian's ministry in this diocese in retirement and hold her family in our hearts and prayers. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - The Rev John Kenneth Isaacs

John died peacefully with faith unwavering on Monday 11th September 2017, aged 81 years. A Thanksgiving Service will be held at Ely Cathedral on Monday 2nd October 2017 at 2pm.

RIP - Canon Paul Duffett

Canon Paul Duffett of Barton died on 18th September 2017. A Service of Thanksgiving for Paul's life and ministry will be held on Tuesday 3rd October at 2pm in St Peter's Church, Barton.Please hold Anita, Chris and Hanna and their families in your prayers. May Paul rest in peace and rise in glory.

RIP - Rev David Bush

Rev David Bush of Burwell died peacefully on Friday 13th January 2017 aged 91 years. A beloved husband to the late Anita. Much loved father of Rosalynde, Alick, Andy, Betsy, Catherine and Pete and dear grandfather and great grandfather. Cremation on Tuesday 24th January 9am at Bury St Edmunds with a Service of Celebration later in the day in St Mary's Church Burwell at 2.30pm. Family flowers only please but if desired Donations may be made payable to Queens Court MHA Bottisham and sent c/o Southgate of Newmarket Funeral Directors, 25 Duchess Drive, Newmarket, CB8 8AG. Tel: 01638 662480.