Colin Deedes RIP

Canon Colin Deedes died last Tuesday.

Canon Deedes was the rector of St Peter’s and the town centre parish from 1973 to 1980.

He came to Bournemouth in 1973 following the appointment of his predecessor Colin James as Bishop of Basingstoke.

Colin James was last to be known as vicar and Colin Deedes was the first St Peter’s incumbent to be called rector.

The Deedes daughters attended Talbot Heath School and one, Rosie, is a priest.

He was in Bournemouth for seven years until being appointed Master of St Cross at Winchester. His successor in Bournemouth was Dick Jones.

There will be a service of thanksgiving at Winchester Cathedral on Friday 8 November at 2pm.

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