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On Wednesday 5 July, 2017 the Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner presided over the funeral at Chichester Cathedral of The Right Reverend Dr Douglas Geoffrey Rowell, former Bishop of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe. The former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams attended along with senior church representatives from Turkey and the Middle East.
Picture by Christopher Ison at Chichester Cathedral

The text of Archbishop Rowan's sermon in the Solemn Requiem for Bishop Geoffrey Rowell can be found here - Sermon by the Right Reverend Dr Rowan Williams



Grants Given

The Friends’ Committee were pleased to agree grants to support the following:

Language tuition for five Chaplains.

Grant Applications

The date of the next meeting at which applications for grants can be considered is:

27 February 2018 (to be confirmed)

Applications to be sent to the Honorary Secretary by 31 January 2018.

New Committee Members

The Reverend John-Henry Bowden

Miss Jean Chiswell


Friends' Annual Service 2017 - date for diary

  • Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 6pm
  • St Matthew's Church, 20 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2BU

    Bishop David Hamid will preside at the Eucharist and Bishop Robert Innes will preach.

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