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Sunday, 24 January 2010

Deacon Lindy Jordan RIP


It is with great sadness that I share the news of the untimely death of the Revd Deacon Lindy Jordan. Lindy died on Saturday morning as a result of complications from some routine surgery which she underwent last Monday. She was the assistant curate of St Andrew's Costa del Sol East, where she worked with the Venerable David Sutch, the Archdeacon of Gibraltar. I ordained Lindy to the diaconate last Petertide.

Bishop Geoffrey wrote in a message to the parish of Costa del Sol East:

"...[Lindy] rejoiced in the fulfilment of her calling to the ordained ministry, which has sadly been so short. We remember with thanksgiving her many gifts of mind and heart, and I recall personally her capacity to read the Scriptures, as she did at the Cologne Clergy Conference last September, in a way which drew out meaning and touched and challenged us".
The Revd Ulla Monberg, the diocesan Director of Training, wrote to Lindy's colleagues in our Post Ordination Training Course:

"I am aware that for those of you who trained with Lindy at ERMC this is particularly devastating news. The one comforting thought that came to mind as I heard of her death was that the call to ordination and to serve God’s Church was a life-long aspiration for Lindy, and in the very last part of her life she was to see this desire come to fruition as she was ordained Deacon last year. She joined the Post Ordination Training group for the first time in November and wrote to me just eight days ago that she hoped to be fully recovered from surgery by the next POT in May. Lindy was a much valued member of the Chaplaincy of Costa Del Sol East where she served her curacy and she was to have been ordained priest this coming Petertide".

Plans for Lindy's funeral are not yet finalised, but it is likely to be on Thursday or Friday this week, in Fuengirola, Spain. A memorial service is planned for 9 April in St Andrew's, Costa del Sol East. One may be held also in England. We join in prayer for Archdeacon David Sutch and for the people of Costa del Sol East, whom Lindy loved and served. And we commend Lindy into the loving embrace of Almighty God. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

2 comments:

  1. We are all totally devastated by the loss of our dear friend and sister, Lindy, but are united in our desire to uphold her memory and continue her work here in Spain. She was a very special person who will be greatly missed by the entire community - not just her church family, but all the other parts of the community which she served.

    We know that she had tremendous faith and is now happily in the arms of our Father but I would like to say a prayer for those of us who mourn her passing and who will miss her for a very long time to come.

    God bless you, dear friend, may you rest in peace and continue to watch over all those whom you've cared for for so long.

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  2. Very sorry to only just learn of this; we returned to the UK in 2009 - She was a lovely person and it was a privilege to know her.

    God bless...

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