Bishop John Taylor RIP

The official diocesan announcement can be found here.

The bell tolls
marking more than a death,
a life of faith well lived.
The sombre timbre
resonates our grief,
recalls voice and gentle smile,
word of encouragement, blessing, prayer.
Hands that laid on others
passing on The Great Commission,
anointing, blessing, serving_
God and God in all;
have found their rest.
Within its peal
a brighter resonance marks
a uniting one final time.
Hope realised,
faith completed,
the final communion 
of body, blood and spirit;
united to the great I AM,
who is all in all,
in life and death.

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