Former Dean of Nowich will be greatly missed
2007: The Very Revd Alan Webster, Dean of Norwich
from 1970-78, died in the early hours of this Monday, September 3, aged 89.
Alan Webster was ordained in 1942 and served in the Dioceses of Sheffield, Ely and Durham before his appointment as Warden of Lincoln Theological College in 1959. He was made Dean of Norwich in 1970 where he ministered for 8 years, and was responsible for the foundation of the Norwich Night Shelter in 1973.
In 1978 he moved to London to become Dean of St Paul’s. He retired in 1988 and moved back to Norfolk where he continued to minister until 2001. He was made Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in 1988.
The Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James said: “As Dean of Norwich, Alan Webster opened the Cathedral to the city and county, increased its educational work and was instrumental in starting the Norwich Night Shelter. He was a priest of great energy and imagination whose faith was in touch with the world. He’ll be greatly missed.”
Alan Webster’s funeral will be on Thursday September 13, at 2pm at St Margaret’s, Cley-next-the Sea. Details for a memorial service will be announced later.
Click here to read a fuller obituary from The Times
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