Bishop John announces with great sadness the death, after a short illness, of the Revd Canon David Rogers, much loved priest, who was until 2013 Rector of Beoley for 23 years. 

David Rogers

David was ordained in 1972 and spent his entire ministry in our diocese. In retirement, his very considerable ministry focussed upon St Martin, London Road in Worcester and his work as Chairman of the Friends of Holland House. He was aged 69 when he died. 

Bishop John said: "I give thanks for David and for the way in which his life has touched very many people for good and for God. May he be welcomed into the loving arms of the Lord he served so faithfully. Please pray for David, his partner, in his loss.”

David's funeral will take place at St. Martin's Church, London Road, Worcester on Thursday 31 August at 11am.