The Revd Gareth Randall, Priest-in-charge of St Bartholomew's Church in Dinard, France, has informed me of the death of Miss Sybil Fagg, who has served as a reader in the parish for many years.
Sybil was much loved for her dedication and ministry. There are few people in the 140 year history of the parish who have done so much to help the church grow and flourish. She provided the necessary continuity during times when priestly ministry was not available. As a faithful servant of the Church she was a trusted and valued colleague of the clergy who have served St Bartholomew's. She was a friend to all parishioners and a welcoming presence for the many visitors.
Towards the end of last year, Sybil's health declined, even though she did rally slightly just after Easter She died in the early hours of Monday 13 June. Her funeral will be at St Bartholomew's Church on Thursday 13 June at 3 pm.
May Almighty God open to her the unending joys of the kingdom.