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Bishop Robert’s Christmas message 2018

Christmas Message 2018

OBITUARY: Rev. Roy Farrar

Roy at Bern

Dear Friends,

This is to let you know, if you haven’t already heard, that God graciously gathered our beloved pastor and friend Roy Farrar unto Him in his sleep on 23rd July, after a short illness.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mieke and all their family but also the wider church family throughout the world, where God used Roy to speak to so many people.

Roy was cremated in Neuchâtel and his ashes were scattered along a favourite walk by the lake. A memorial service, conducted by Rev. Clive Atkinson, took place at All Saints Church, in Vevey on Friday 27th July,


1 Corinthians 15:50-57

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[a]

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”[b]

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


Diocesan website:

Take a look at this very comprehensive website – lots of interesting articles to read!

On the page of 24th July you will find a tribute to Roy from the Diocese.