Comments: more about Dean Colin Slee

Having just listened to the interview on BBC with
commentators on the life of Colin Slee - as those who knew him well - including ABC Rowan Williams, I was struck by the absolute and warm friendships that Colin was able to retain - despite the obvious differences of opinion on how his inclusive Churchmanship, re women and gays in the Church, was being pursued so unremittingly. He was also noted for his Anglo-Catholic faith - a Characteristic that underpinned his sense of what was required of justice, truth and beauty in the Church.

What I, and perhaps many other people in other parts of the Communion had not been aware of, was how Colin's influence, as Dean of Southwark, had built up the Church and Community in that part of London. His personal involvement with Bishop Desmond Tutu on issues of mutual concern in the wider Church will surely be greatly missed. His ability to find humour in situations which others might consider overwhelming is a rare gift - much to be treasured in the communion today.

Especially good to hear of Abp. Rowan's personal regard for this outstanding Servant of God.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Monday, 6 December 2010 at 8:36am GMT


You might want to add Andrew Nunn's Advent I sermon, written a few days after the Dean's death to your collection of links. It is well worth reading.


Posted by S at Monday, 6 December 2010 at 11:19am GMT

Thank you Simon for giving to us the sermons and obituary of our dear friend and brother priest Colin Slee. It has been an inspiration reading and praying on these words, housebound by the snow. Thank you so very much. God Bless Colin, Edith and their family.

Posted by Fr John at Monday, 6 December 2010 at 3:05pm GMT
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