It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of the Rt Revd Dr Geoffrey Rowell over the weekend.
Bishop Geoffrey is still very fondly remembered in this diocese by those who knew and worked with him. He was Bishop of Basingstoke from 1994 to 2001 before being made Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, where he remained until his retirement in 2013. He was a keen academic, a renowned ecumenist and a much-loved pastor to his flock.
He died peacefully on Sunday 11 June 2017, and we join the many who pay tribute to his ministry.