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Kenneth Woollcombe Memorial Service

Bishop Kenneth John Woollcombe

A service of Evensong in memoriam was held for the late Bishop Kenneth Woollcombe (1924-2008) in the Cathedral on Wednesday 28th May. The service was sung by the combined choirs of St John's College and the Cathedral Singers and the Address was given by The Very Revd Robert Jeffery, Dean Emeritus of Worcester.

Priest, born Sutton Surrey 2nd January 1924; ordained deacon 1951, priest 1952; Curate St James Grimsby 1951-53. Fellow Chaplain & Tutor St John’s College Oxford 1953-60 (Hon Fellow 1972); Professor of Dogmatic Theology General Theological Seminary, New York 1960-63; Principal Episcopal Theological College, Edinburgh 1963-71; Bishop of Oxford 1971-78;  Member of Central Committee, World Council of Churches 1975-83; Hon Chaplain to Glass Sellers Company 1978-87; Assistant Bishop Diocese of London 1978-81; Canon Residentiary, St Paul’s Cathedral 1981-89; Precentor 1982-89; Assistant Bishop Diocese of Worcester 1989-2008; Chairman SPCK 1973-79; Chairman Churches' Council for Covenanting 1978-82; Judge in Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved 1984-89; Married i) 1950 Gwenda Hodges (died 1976) 3 daughters.  ii) 1980 Juliet Dearmer  1 daughter.  Died Worcester 3rd March 2008.

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