Memorial Service for much-loved Oxford author

Candles in cathedralA Memorial Service for Colin Dexter OBE will take place at Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford on 26 April 2018. Colin Dexter, who died aged 86 in March this year, was well known for his hugely popular Inspector Morse novels which were adapted for television by ITV, and also spawned the spin-off series Lewis and Endeavour.

Attendance at the service is by invitation, and will be followed by a civic reception at the Town Hall.

The Dean of Christ Church, the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, said: “Colin Dexter is an iconic figure here in Oxford through his creation of some of our city's best-loved fictional characters. It is therefore absolutely fitting that the Cathedral should open its doors to his family and friends for his memorial service.

"We look forward to welcoming them next year and helping them to celebrate the wonderfully full life of a man whose writing gave pleasure to millions in the UK, and indeed the world over.”