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Br Michael SSF

Last Friday, the death was announced of Br Michael SSF. In his retirement he had been an assistant bishop n the diocese of Ely, and I had seen him regularly at diocesan synods and at confirmation services, including one in St Ives, pre-1994. When he had first joined the Society of St Francis, he became the secretary to the Order’s ‘Father Guardian’, Fr Algy Robertson. Fr Algy had been the vicar of St Ives before being one of the founders of the SSF, and with the death of Br Michael another link with that time is gone.

Obituaries have appeared in the national press: the Daily Telegraph on Monday.

The requiem and funeral will be at St Bene’t’s Church in Cambridge on Monday 15 December.

May he rest in peace!