Today, at St. Augustine’s, Rush Green, I celebrated a Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Father James Brown SSC who was the Vicar of Holy Nativity, Knowle. Father James died recently and it was his funeral today.
I served my title at the Knowle Team Ministry which comprised then the parishes of Holy Nativity and St. Martins. After 4 very happy years, I left to become the Rural Youth Development Officer for the Bishop of Colchester and Vicar of Cressing.
When the Team Rector, Father John Bradley, became the Chaplain of St. Monica’s, Bristol the Team was divided and became two separate parishes again. Father Bradley was succeeded by Father (now Bishop) Keith Newton SSC, the Bishop of Richborough and Father James succeeded him. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour and recently died in a hospice in London.
May he Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory