We are saddened to report the death of Rev Tim Fyffe who died in Addenbrooke's on 12th January. Tim's funeral will take place on Monday 17th February, with a Requiem Eucharist at St. Mary's, Great Shelford at 12:00.
Tim was born in 1925 and ordained priest in 1957 after training for the ministry at Westcott House in Cambridge. He had a varied ministry, serving a curacy in Lewisham then spending eight years in mission ministry in Nigeria. He returned to the UK in 1969 and served as a Team Vicar in Lowestoft until 1980; during this time he was also a part time prison chaplain at Blundeston near Lowestoft. In 1985 he moved to Wolverhampton to become a Hospice Chaplain for two years, then was a Self-supporting Minister in the city until he retired in 1990. He continued to live in Wolverhampton in retirement, until he moved to Gt Shelford in 2015 to live nearer to his daughter Margaret and her family in Cambridge.
Tim had a passion for ministry to those in need and a real commitment to inter-faith working. He read widely and had an active mind until the end. In his nearly 30 years of retirement ministry, he continued to preside and preach regularly until physical infirmity prevented this just a few months ago. In his five years in Gt Shelford he relished being involved in the life of the parish and the wider community, often seen around the village on his mobility scooter. He touched the lives of many by his openness and generosity.
May Tim rest in peace and rise in glory.
Please remember Tim's daughter, Margaret, and the extended family in your prayers.