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Saturday, 17 July 2010

The Revd Eric Lewis, RIP

It is with deep sadness I received the news that the Revd Eric Lewis, a former priest in this diocese, died suddenly last Saturday 10 July, just outside his home in Lampeter. Fr Eric was the chaplain of Holy Spirit Costa Blanca from 2001 to 2007 when he retired to his native Wales. His ministry in Costa Blanca laid the foundations for the strong parish life enjoyed in its 8 congregations, now served by three priests and a licensed reader as well as a number of active retired clergy with Permission to Officiate. Fr Eric was a much loved pastor in what is one of the largest parishes in our diocese. We send the assurance of our prayers to Maria his wife.

Fr Eric's funeral is on Monday 19 July at Lampeter University. Holy Spirit Costa Blanca will be sending representatives to the service.

O God, receive thy servant Eric in his sudden death and take him into thy holy keeping; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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