Thanks given for life of Downham Minister 

RevDouglasMorris2013: On March 11, more than 250 people attended a service of thanksgiving in memory of the popular Downham Market Methodist Minister Rev Douglas Morris, who was described as a ‘caring, big hearted pastor’.

Rev Douglas Morris, 68, moved to Downham Market from South Africa in 2008 to fulfil a 5-year appointment as Minister of Downham Market Methodist Church.  Unfortunately Rev Morris suffered a stroke during an evening service at the church earlier this month. He died the next day with his wife, Lynese, and youngest son, Brendon, by his side.

Mrs Lynese Morris said: “He really just loved people, particularly the elderly. He really enjoyed doing monthly services at care homes in the area. He also loved going to village chapels where he met small groups of people and interacted with them. You couldn’t get him away after the service because he always wanted to speak to everyone.”

On Rev Morris’ Facebook page Mrs Morris thanked everyone who came to the service of thanksgiving saying: “The Thanksgiving service was what Douglas would have wanted. God was given the glory and we were comforted by His presence as we all comforted one another. Sharing together in worship and then in fellowship after the service, took us one step closer to coming to terms with what had happened a week ago. We all miss him so much.”

The Methodist Superintendent Minister for West Norfolk, the Rev Andrew Maguire, described Rev Morris as a caring, big-hearted pastor and said: “He will be greatly missed.”

Read more about Rev Douglas Morris in the Lynn News.

Published: 27/03/2013