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Bishop Martin pays tribute to Bishop Christopher 1926 - 2014

Bishop Martin pays tribute to Bishop Christopher 1926 - 2014

The Right Reverend Christopher Luxmoore died peacefully on 24 February 2014.

A Funeral Requiem will take place in Chichester Cathedral at 2.30pm on Friday 7th March

Born in 1926, Bishop Christopher Luxmoore was Precentor and Canon Residentiary of Chichester Cathedral from 1981 until his election to the See of Bermuda in 1984, and was the first ever Bishop to be consecrated there. On his return to England in 1989 he became Archdeacon of Lewes & Hastings, a post he held until retirement in 1991.

In paying tribute to his ministry in the diocese, Bishop Martin said: “Christopher Luxmoore will be remembered as a dignified figure who exacted high standards from himself and expected them from others.  His pastoral experience as a bishop in Bemuda gave him insight into the working relationship between bishop and archdeacon in the Lewes Area.  Many will have cause to give thanks for his life and ministry within this diocese.  He was also closely associated with the Woodard Foundation and made a distinctive contribution to their work of education.

“Our prayers and sympathy are with Judith, Christopher's wife, his family and friends: our thanks go to Fr Ian Forrester and all who ministered to Christopher throughout the long duration of his journey towards death.

“He was a faithful servant of his Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ. May that same Lord now grant Christopher a place of rest and peace, the forgiveness of his sins, and the reward of his labours on earth in a share of the glory of heaven.”

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