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Death of Right Reverend Geoffrey Rowell

Monday 12 June 2017

The College is very sad to announce the death on Sunday 11 June of the Right Reverend Geoffrey Rowell, an Emeritus Fellow and Chaplain of Keble from 1972 to 1994. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1994, becoming Bishop of Basingstoke in the Diocese of Winchester and then, in 2001, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe. He retired in 2013.

Geoffrey died peacefully after a short illness on Trinity Sunday, he was 74.

The funeral was held on Wednesday 5 July at Chichester Cathedral at 2.30pm.

A Memorial Service for Geoffrey Rowell (Chaplain 1972 to 1994) will be held in the College Chapel at 4pm on Saturday 21 October 2017.

The sermon will be given by The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely (Keble 1977). The service will be followed by a reception in Hall. If you are able to confirm attendance in advance please do so by emailing alumni.events@keble.ox.ac.uk (simply for catering purposes).