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All articles in category Obituaries

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May 2013
Obituaries

Matthew Warren

Pastor Rick Warren’s 27-year-old son, Matthew, has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.      According to official reports, the body of the young man, who had suffered most of his life from mental illness, was found at his home in Mission Viejo, California. Pastor Warren and his wife founded Saddleback Valley Community Church,…

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April 2013
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Harry Cherry (1917-2013)

  William Henry Cherry, known to many as ‘Harry’, was pastor of Halland Chapel from 1971-1989, and was known and loved widely for a dedicated Christian life that spanned 80 of his 95 years.      He was born in Cottingham, East Yorkshire, in 1917, educated in the village school, and matriculated in 1933 from…

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April 2013
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Canon Keith Weston (1926-2013)

Keith Weston, rector of St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford, from 1964-1985, has been called one of the foremost Bible expositors of his generation. While an Anglican by conviction, he ministered widely, not least through the Keswick Convention and UCCF.      His expository preaching was full of substance, while always remaining accessible and pastorally applied.     …

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April 2013
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Dr Ralph P. Martin (1926-2013)

Ralph Martin, renowned biblical scholar, passed away earlier this year, through lymphoma, at the age of 87.      A statement from Fuller Theological Seminary, where Dr Martin had been professor of New Testament and director of the graduate studies programme, paid tribute to his work for the kingdom of Christ.      It said, ‘Dr…

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March 2013
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Mrs Mari Jones (1915-2012)

Mrs Mari Jones (1915-2012)          One of the early pioneers of the work of the Evangelical Movement of Wales (EMW), Mari Jones (‘Anti Mari’), went home to glory last year. Mrs Jones had been present in the first EMW Welsh Conference in Bala in 1952, coming to help as a cook in…

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Bishop K. H. Ting of China (1915-2012)

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February 2013
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Bishop K. H. Ting of China (1915-2012)

Bishop K. H. Ting of China (1915-2012) Ting’s life coincided with the rise, triumph and rule of the Communist Party in China. He was born in Shanghai in 1915 and went to the Anglican St John’s University there. Ordained in the Anglican Church in China in 1942, he confessed to having early on discarded…

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November 2012
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Rev. Maurice Handford (1925-2012)

Rev. Maurice Handford (1925-2012) It is with great sadness that we report the death of Rev. Maurice Handford. For some months Maurice had been suffering from cancer. The Lord called him to himself on Wednesday September 11.    Mr Handford was an Anglican minister who unashamedly contended for true biblical Christianity and the 39 Articles…

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August 2012
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Rev. Dr Richard France (1938–2012)

Rev. Dr Richard France  (1938–2012) On Sunday 10 June, More Parish Church held a memorial service for the life of Rev. Dick France, who went home to glory in February aged 73.    Dr France had a strong academic background, having written a doctoral thesis on Jesus and the Old Testament. He was called to…

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Ken Howard (1928-2012)

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July 2012
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Ken Howard (1928-2012)

Ken Howard (1928-2012) Ken Howard pastored a congregation in Farnborough, Hampshire, for 17 years and then became pastor at Stretham, near Ely in Cambridgeshire, from 1983 until his retirement in 1999. He served both churches while working firstly as an accountant and then as a personnel manager. He was born on 21 December 1928…

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July 2012
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Phyllis Bowman

Phyllis Bowman The founder and director of anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia lobby group Right to Life has died. The funeral of Phyllis Bowman, at the forefront of campaigns to protect the rights of the unborn child, took place in a Catholic service in May.    Although her Catholic beliefs could never be upheld by Evangelicals, yet…

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Martin Holdt (1941-2011)

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March 2012
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Martin Holdt (1941-2011)

Martin Holdt (1941-2011) Martin Holdt, well-known as an evangelical and Reformed leader in South Africa was suddenly taken from us on the last day of 2011.     He preached at the Afrikaans church in Montana on Christmas Day. He felt unwell and was admitted to hospital for tests the next day and the following…

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Andrew Vasey (1941–2011)

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March 2012
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Andrew Vasey (1941–2011)

Andrew Vasey (1941–2011) Andrew Vasey went to be with his Saviour on 17 December, aged 70.     He was born on a farm in Bradbury, moving to nearby Darlington as a child, where he lived for the rest of his life. He began attending Geneva Road Evangelical Baptist Church as a teenager and was…

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