12:13 Thursday 30 January 2014

Service at Ely Cathedral in memory of the Ven Jim Rone

Written byJORDAN DAY

The Ven Jim Rone, right, with the current Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, the Ven Hugh McCurdy. The Ven Jim Rone, right, with the current Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech, the Ven Hugh McCurdy.

A service is being held at Ely Cathedral in memory of the Ven Jim Rone.

A Requiem Mass is being held at 12pm on Monday, February 10.

Jim, former Archdeacon of Wisbech in the Diocese of Ely, died aged 78 after a long illness.

He came to the diocese after serving his title in the Diocese of Oxford and was appointed to the parishes of Fordham and Kennet in 1982.

In 1989 he became Canon Residentiary of Ely Cathedral, assuming the portfolio of Canon Treasurer in 1992.

In 1995 he was appointed Archdeacon of Wisbech, holding this office until his retirement at the end of December 2002.

The Bishop of Ely, the Rt Revd Stephen Conway, said: “We give thanks for Jim’s generous and warm ministry which exemplified the very best of the catholic tradition of the Church of England.

“We celebrate his service as parish priest, Residentiary Canon and Archdeacon of Wisbech.

“We pray that Jim may rest in peace and rise in glory.”

The service is open to members of the public.

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