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The Revd Roy Farrar RIP

It was with great sadness and some shock that we learnt on Monday 23rd July that Revd Roy Farrar had passed away peacefully at home. He had been experiencing deteriorating health for several months and had been recently diagnosed with Motor Neuron’s Disease.

Formerly Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and later Vice Chancellor of at the University of Southampton, Roy was ordained as a non-stipendiary Priest following his retirement and served both in the Diocese of Bristol and Diocese in Europe.  

He was the Chaplain of Lille for two years, was briefly on staff at St. Michael’s, Paris and then Chaplain of Neuchatel English Church, where under his leadership, the congregation grew and developed. His love for the Lord and his “great faith in a great God” were infectious. Our prayers are with Mieke, his wife, and his wider family.

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at All Saints Church, Vevey, on Friday 27th July at 15.00.

May Roy rest in peace and rise in glory!