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Obituaries Archive 

Here are archived obituaries from the Network Norwich & Norfolk website.

Tributes paid to prayer warrior Anne
Tributes have been paid to Anne Leguen de Lacroix, team member of Norfolk Christian organisation Call to Prayer. Jill Gower pays a personal tribute. More ...
Tributes paid to Christian pioneer Alan Fisher
Tributes have been paid to pioneer of many Ipswich charities and cross-church Christian projects, and Network Norfolk columnist, Alan Fisher who died on October 26. More ...
Tributes paid as Norfolk Christian dies in Israel
Tributes have been paid to Norfolk Christian woman, Zoe Mason, who fell to her death at a nature reserve near Jerusalem in Israel. More ...
School principal and Norwich worship leader
International school principal and former Norwich Christian youth worker and worship leader, Nick Miller, has died aged 61. Geoff Lawton pays a personal tribute. More ...
Canon Michael Butler dies in road crash 
Tributes have been paid to “warm and friendly” 82-year-old retired clergyman Michael Butler who died in a near his Aylsham home. His vehicle was involved in a collision on the A140 at Alby on November 28. More ...
Aylsham churchwarden and community stalwart
The North Norfolk town of Aylsham is mourning the loss of Liz Jones, who had been at the forefront of community life for decades. More ...
Norfolk teacher and Christian Aid stalwart
Retired Diss teacher and Christian Aid stalwart, Mary Dawkins (nee Pursehouse) died peacefully at the Two Acres Nursing Home in Taverham on October 29 after a long illness, aged 82. More ...
Tributes paid to Norfolk Christian Matt Cook
A memorial service was due to be held on Saturday (July 12) for well-known Norfolk Christian Matt Cook, who was a member of Radical Church, The Burn and Liberty Church Bungay. Close friend Jim Langley pays tribute. More ...
Tribute to greatly loved Norfolk priest Elaine
Revd Elaine Constantine, amongst the first group of women to be ordained as priests in 1992, loved by hundreds as a priest, counsellor and friend, died after a long illness at the age of 63. More ...
Tributes are paid to Norfolk charity pioneer
Gordon Rudge, a former Norfolk turkey farmer, who also raised thousands of pounds to help educate village children in the Philippines, has died a few weeks short of his 81st birthday. More ...
Tributes paid to former Norfolk headmaster
2014: Tributes have been paid to former head of St Edmund's Catholic Secondary School, Gorleston, author and Catenian, Frank Devany. More ...
Tribute to greatly loved Norwich church organist
Greatly-loved church organist at Surrey Chapel, John Tillett died on January 4 aged 85. More ...
Norwich minister pays tribute to Mandela
A Norwich church minister has spoken of his encounter with Nelson Mandela during a mission trip to South Africa and his admiration for the former president and message of forgiveness and reconciliation. More ...
Thanks given for life of Downham Minister
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’. More ...
Tributes paid to Norwich church stalwart
A congregation of 150 heard tributes paid to eminent Norwich businessman and pillar of Norwich Reformed Church Mike Quinton at his funeral held at Norwich Central Baptist Church on March 1. More ...
Tributes paid to Norfolk Christian scientist
Brian Hills was a great man of faith and science, a loving husband and father and a Deacon at Taverham Evangelical Church (TEC). He passed away on 29th October aged 63 at his home surrounded by his family. More ...
Tributes paid to Norwich spiritual giant Michael
Popular Norwich minister and former chaplain to the Bishop of Norwich, Canon Michael Stagg, has passed away after 18 months of living with cancer. More ...
Hundreds mourn the 'extraordinary' Paul Lin
Hundreds of mourners this week packed the funeral service for Paul Lin, the popular Norwich Christian restaurateur who was also described as ‘an extraordinary man with a remarkable testimony’. More ...
Tributes paid to Norwich Christian campaigner
Norwich Christian campaigner and community stalwart, David Roberts, has died aged 82. More ...
Tributes to former prison officer and foster dad
Colin Sanderson, a former Norwich prison officer, who – with his wife – Sheila fostered 35 young children and also helped pioneer the Alpha Course in Norwich Prison – has died after a year-long illness. More ...
Tributes to former Norwich Bishop's chaplain
Former Chaplain to the Bishop of Norwich and Diocesan Press Officer Rev Tom Heffer died on Monday evening (April 23) following a minor car accident. More ...
Tributes paid to Norwich church leader
Former national church leader, the Rev Donald Hilton, has died peacefully aged 80 in Norwich. More ...
East Norfolk churches mourn death of rector
The churches of the Flegg Group of Parishes are in mourning following the death of their Rector, the Revd Neil Spencer. More ...
Tributes paid to Surrey Chapel visionary
Tributes have been paid to Gordon Cooper, war veteran and member of Surrey Chapel, Norwich whose legacy to the church included the children's holiday club and seniors' group. Gordon died on August 8 aged 87. More ...
Two Norfolk clergymen led lives of service
Tributes have been paid to two clergymen with Norfolk links who have died after distinguished lives of mission and service. More ...
Tributes paid to Bishop Michael of East Anglia
Fr Mark Hackeson, the Bishop’s Private Secretary, writes a personal tribute to the Rt Rev Michael Evans, the third Bishop of East Anglia, who died yesterday, aged 59. More ...
Bishop of East Anglia dies after cancer battle
The Right Reverend Michael Evans, the Catholic Bishop of East Anglia, died last night at the Norwich and Norfolk Hospital at the age of 59 after a six-year battle with prostate cancer. More ...
Tributes paid to Norfolk Christian stalwarts
Tributes have been paid to three figures from the Norfolk Christian community, Rev Canon Peter Green, Rev Charles Hall and Katherine Aldridge. More ...
Tributes to Norwich journalist and preacher
Norwich journalist, author and preacher, Dennis Tomlinson, who has died aged 78 at his Sprowston home, helped to train hundreds of reporters in his career. More ...
Tributes paid to Norfolk priest honoured by Pope
Norfolk parish priest, Father Richard Wilson, who was honoured by the Pope, has died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital three weeks before his 80th birthday. More ...
Tributes paid to Norwich church leader Murray
Many tributes have been paid this week to Murray Norman, a much-loved leader at Norwich Family Life Church for 36 years, who died at home on Sunday morning, May 30, aged 61. More ...
Life of Methodist and missionary is celebrated
Former missionary and well-known Norfolk Methodist minister Rev Stuart Luckcock died on February 17, 2010. Rev Andrew King, Superintendent of the Mid Norfolk Methodist Circuit, paid tribute at thanksgiving service More ...
Tributes paid to ex-missionary from Norwich
Ruth Dix, a former missionary with the Dohanvur Fellowship and a lifelong member of Surrey Chapel, Norwich has died, aged 89 years, in Oakwood House, Colney, on 11 February. More ...
Shock as Norfolk priest dies at climate summit
Popular Norfolk priest, industrial chaplain, politician and climate campaigner Rev Canon Hereward Cooke died in his sleep on December 15, 2009, while in Copenhagen at the United Nations Climate Conference. More ...
Norfolk Sister's life was an inspiration to many
When a nun writes an autobiography, you do not expect it to be called ‘The Men in My Life’. Then again, not many nuns are sent to prison by their Reverend Mother just after they have entered the Convent. More ...
Tributes flood in for Norfolk Methodist minister
Tributes have been flooding in for West Norfolk Methodist minister Rev Neil Harper who has died suddenly at the age of 43. More ...
Hundreds mourn at triple Norwich funeral
As hundreds of mourners looked on, children came forward to lay flowers on the coffins of three Christian men at a triple funeral in Norwich today. More ...
John brought cheer to thousands of children
Thousands of children in eastern European countries enjoyed some Christmas cheer thanks to a long-serving Norfolk churchwarden, John Barber, who has died aged 64. More ...
Tributes to Esther: a life of service
Tributes have been paid to Esther Smith, a “truly remarkable lady” and lifelong faithful soldier of the Salvation Army, who saw years of frontline action in the war, has died at the age of 97. More ...
Baptist president and Dereham magistrate
Ivan Stroulger, a magistrate on the Dereham bench and a committed Christian, who served as secretary at Dereham Baptist Church for 28 years, has died at the age of 92. More ...
Norwich Christian friends devoted in life and death
In a touching story of devoted Christian love and care, two Norwich women, one of whom was a Methodist local preacher, died within 24 hours of each other, after sharing a home for the past 50 years. More ...
Tributes paid to Norwich church father figure
Tributes have been paid to well-known Norwich Christian businessman and father-figure at Norwich Family Life Church, Sam Hollinger, who died on September 22. More ...
Hilda's 104 years' service in Salvation Army
Norfolk's oldest person, Hilda Newson, has died after an amazing life spanning 109 years and six months, including 104 years of service with the Salvation Army. More ...
Education and preaching were Maurice's life
Education and preaching were two of the foundation stones of the work of Canon Maurice Burrell, who died suddenly at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, aged 77. More ...
Norwich Sister was a powerhouse of action
Sister Francis North, a nun who spent the later years of her life on pastoral duties helping the disadvantaged, marginalised and sex workers of Norwich, has died aged 82. More ...
Tributes to Joyce: a leading Norfolk Baptist
A leading member of the Baptist Church in Norfolk and also at national level, Joyce Jewson, has died peacefully at the age of 95. More ...
Memorial for Mother Julian's Norwich champion
A memorial service for the Revd Robert Llewelyn - the priest who revived interest in 13th Century English Mystic, Mother Julian of Norwich – is to be held at Norwich Cathedral on Friday April 4. More ...
Tributes paid to Norwich preacher for 75 years
Phyllis Trowse, who has been a Methodist local preacher for 75 years in Norwich, has died at the age of 93. More ...
Tributes to Mother Julian's Norwich champion
Retired Norwich priest, Father Robert Llewelyn, who revived interest in the remarkable English 13th mystic, Mother Julian of Norwich, died in hospital yesterday (February 6) after a fall, aged 98. More ...
Tribute service to John: a soldier of Christ
Well over 500 people attended a service at Catton Grove Primary School, Norwich, to celebrate the life of John Breeze “a soldier in Christ” on January 13. More ...
Tributes paid to Norwich preacher and writer
Oak Grove Chapel in Norwich has announced the death of its father figure, well known local broadcaster, writer and preacher, John Breeze. More ...
Tributes paid to Christian pioneer Rob Frost
2007: Christian churches and organisations have been honouring and remembering Christian broadcaster and author Rob Frost, who died on Sunday November 11. More ...
Norwich preacher and City Church founder
City Church founder and Norwich preacher Graham Thorne died on October 13, aged 73. His son, and City Church senior minister, Philip Thorne, pays tribute. More ...
Former Dean of Nowich will be greatly missed
The Very Revd Alan Webster, Dean of Norwich from 1970-78, died in the early hours of Monday September 3, aged 89. More ...
Couple devoted their lives to Salvation Army
A loving Norwich husband and wife who devoted their lives to the work of the Salvation Army have died within weeks of each other. More ...
Tributes to faithful Christian servant Olive
Faithful Christian servant and Bible student Olive Spurgeon from Norwich has died at the age of 95. Michael Cant pays tribute. More ...
Tributes as 'Action Bishop' of Norwich dies
The former Bishop of Norwich, Maurice Wood, has died almost a year after celebrating his 90th birthday with an outdoor service. More ...
Tributes paid to Christian youth worker
Tributes have been paid to Norfolk Christian youth worker Paul Harrison who was killed when the motorbike he was riding was involved in a road accident. More ...
Tributes paid to former chaplain at UEA
Canon Dr Tim Gouldstone, until recently the Chaplain at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, and the Rector of the Beckington Churches, died peacefully on Nov 12, 2006. More ...
Tributes paid to stabbed church footballer
Tributes have been paid to teenage church footballer John Sewell, who was fatally stabbed on the Heartsease estate in Norwich early on Saturday morning. More ...
Tribute to best-loved priest and chaplain
One of the best-loved priests in Norfolk, who touched the lives of countless patients two decades as a hospital chaplain, has died. More ...
Tributes paid to 'amazing saint' Dudley
Well-known Norwich Christian Dudley Bourhill, whose strong backing has helped numerous local Christian charities, passed away on August 18, 2006, after a stroke. More ...
Founding pastor of Norwich church
Dr Sedley Pimlott, one of the most remarkable and dedicated leaders of the Mount Zion Family Life Centre in Norwich, has died at the age of 87. More ...
A real ambassador for God
A retired police officer, a prison chaplain and a Methodist minister all paid warm tributes at a service of thanksgiving for Norwich pensioner and loveable rogue Doug Hartman, once labelled as The King of the Con Men. More ...
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Published: 31/12/2009


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