Thanksgiving for the Life of Revd.Desmond Parsons
We record with sadness that the Revd.Desmond Parsons died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Crondall on 20th January 2014, aged 88.
Churches Together in Farnham offer Thea, Benedict and Francesca our deepest condolences and prayers.
Desmond was co-founder of Churches Together in Farnham in 1962 with a vision to see Christians in Farnham worshipping and serving together in greater unity. As well as his contibution to unifying the Churches in Farnham, he played an important role as Peacemaker in Northern Ireland.
On 31st January 2014, a Service of Thanksgiving was held at St.Andrew’s Parish Church in Farnham. To download the report on the service (PDF format - size 45,203 bytes), please CLICK HERE.
A full obituary was published in the Church Times’ on 7th March 2014. To download the obituary (PDF format - size 58,295 bytes), please CLICK HERE.
Churches Together in Farnham has published its own tribute to the Revd.Parsons. To download the CTF tribute (PDF format - size 58,128 bytes), please CLICK HERE.
The picture on the left commemorates Desmond’s presence at Churches Together’s Golden Jubilee Service in October 2012, where he is seen with Nicola Mountain. (photographs by Benedict).