We record the deaths of Brigadier Nigel Speller and Mr Peter Bushe, friends of the diocese.
Nigel Speller was 88 and died at Colyton in Devon, where, after his army career, he had been churchwarden and served as licensed Reader, leading worship and preaching in a variety of other local churches too. He had often in past years represented the Diocese of Exeter at synods of Cyprus and the Gulf and was an unfailingly courteous and energetic friend for whom nothing was too much trouble. A thanksgiving service for him is arranged for Saturday 14 May at 1230 at Colyton parish church.
Peter Bushe had in the past been a key member of the congregation of St Andrew Abu Dhabi, serving as on the church council and in particular as chairman of the building committee. He served a period as Chairman of the Association of Friends of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf in the UK.
As we extend condolences to their families we give God great thanks for their lives.