It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Fr Bill Gammon. He was found in the Rectory on Sunday 25 October after he did not arrive for the morning services.
Bill was ordained in the Diocese of Oxford in 1991, and had served as Rector of Woodston and Priest-in-Charge of Fletton since 1998, having come to Ely from the post of Lecturer at St Peter’s, Bolton in the Diocese of Manchester. We give thanks for his many years of ministry in the Diocese.
The Ven Hugh McCurdy said of Bill: “Bill had a great love of theology, and this was reflected in his sermons which were profound and at the same time accessible. Bill was a compassionate, caring priest who would often spend long times sitting with people in their sorrow and grief. The congregation is deeply shocked at Bill’s death and it is clear that they held him in high regard as a friend and as a priest.”
Details of the funeral are yet to be finalized, and attendance may be limited owing to Covid-19 restrictions.
Please pray for the parishes of Woodston and Fletton, and for all who mourn Bill’s passing.
And for Bill, that he may rest in peace and rise in glory.