(November 2011) Holy Trinity Church News

Those who were able to attend the funeral service of our Rector Timothy Wimbush witnessed one of the most memorable possible. The decision to hold it in Saint Mary’s Church, Banbury was proved to have been wise as about 600 attended, far more than any of his own Benefice churches could accommodate. There were four bishops present, our own Bishop Colin taking the service and our former Bishop Anthony, later Bishop of Ely and now retired, gave the second address, the first being given by one Timothy’s close friends and former theological college fellow student, Rev Stephen Lynch. Tim had himself planned the order of service and included five of his favourite hymns which he so much used to enjoy playing. His friend Ben Elvidge played the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by JS Bach between the two addresses and the choir of 60, the majority consisting of the Benefice Choir with many additions from Deanery and other choirs sang an anthem by John Rutter accompanied by the St Mary’s organist Cynthia Hall FRCO.