Friday, January 09, 2009

Lives Remembered: John Fenton

It was Canon John Fenton's funeral today at Christ Church, Oxford. His obituary appears today in the Church Times (subscribers only). And The Times' "Lives Remembered" tomorrow has several delightful memories of John Fenton (though the article writer does not know how to spell Canon):

Lives Remembered: Ewen Balfour and Canon John Fenton

Here's a quick excerpt:
Canon Michael Perry writes: One of the delights in inviting John Fenton (obituary, Jan 7) to speak or preach was in wondering in what novel way he would attack his subject. We were rarely disappointed. Asked to speak at a forum organised by the Movement for the Ordination of Women, he spoke not a word on his allotted theme, but regaled us by rehearsing all the reasons why Eskimos could never be admitted as members of St Chad’s College.
My memories of John Fenton to follow.

1 comment:

Steve Hayes said...

Thanks for the links. I'm looking forward to reading your memories of John Fenton.