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February 2016
Obituaries

Peter Rowell (1933-2015)

Peter Rowell was born into a godly family in Huntingdon. Both his father and grandfather were pastors. In 1952 he went to Nottingham University to study physics. It was, for him, a time of deepening spiritual conviction, and he was baptised by his father, in Rochdale, the following year. Physics lecturer He graduated from…

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January 2016
Obituaries

Susan Heaps – a woman made beautiful by the grace of God

There can be few more painful or faith-testing experiences for a man than to see his wife of 43 years being lowered in a coffin into a deep, clay-lined chasm in the ground. Such was my experience two days ago (on 6 November 2015). My Sue had died just 10 days earlier, aged 65,…

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January 2016
Obituaries

Lillian Ladele (1960–2015)

Lillian Ladele, the Christian registrar whose court battle to protect freedom of conscience became the UK’s leading case on the issue, died at home last year of natural causes. She was just 54. Miss Ladele faced a long-running legal battle, supported by the Christian Institute’s legal defence fund, which went all the way to…

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November 2015
Obituaries

Robin Bird – from poultry farmer to publisher

Frederick Robin Bird, known as Robin, passed away peacefully in Winchester on 31 March 2015, at 85 years of age. He left his wife Margaret, 10 children, 30 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, a sister, a publishing house and a charity. Robin was born on 10 November 1929 in Alderford, Norfolk, into a farming family, and…

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October 2015
Obituaries

Peter Hulland (1935-2015)

Peter Hulland was preacher and pastor at Stanton Lees Chapel in the Derbyshire Dales for about 40 years. His church, greatly blessed by the Lord over these years, has long been a centre of good preaching, with special preaching services several times a year, attended by many people. From his RAF days, Peter worked…

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September 2015
Obituaries

Dr Peter Trumper (1934–2015)

Peter Trumper was born in Chatham, Kent, in 1934, but lived most of his life in Wales. His father was second-in-charge of the home guard for Wales during World War Two. At school, he was taught by George Thomas (later Speaker of the House of Commons).  He gained a choral scholarship and continued during his…

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September 2015
Obituaries

Brian Norton (1939–2015)

Born in 1939, growing up in a Monmouthshire mining valley then in Cardiff, Brian Norton came into contact with the church through the Boys’ Brigade.  At the age of 13 he came to faith in Cardiff, under the powerful preaching of Rev. Dr Gwyn Walters, who himself was influenced by Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Still…

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