|Canon Greenacre (right) at a ecumenical gathering in Beaulieu-sur-mer|
Clergy from the Diocese in Europe, Chichester, and elsewhere in the Church of England, members of the Order of St Lazarus, and Roman Catholic guests from the Abbeys of Bec-Hellouin and Chevetogne were present at the service. The Archbishop of Canterbury sent a message describing "the life of a priest of rare quality". Archbishop Rowan noted the important work of Fr Roger in building bridges between Anglicans and Roman Catholics, especially on the continent of Europe. Among his many gifts to the Church is an invaluable guide to the Roman Catholic Church in France, first published in 1996.
Significantly, and underlining Fr Roger's life-long commitment to ecumenism, His Eminence Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran, (below, centre) was present and delivered a moving tribute at the end of the mass.
Fr Roger's ashes were interred in the Paradise Lawn of the cathedral.
Seigneur, nous confions à ta garde bienveillante notre frère Roger.