Obituary: Canon Ronald Clive Adrian Carey

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Fri 3 Nov 2017 — 2:00 pm
Canon Adrian Carey

Older members of our church family and village community will remember Canon Adrian Carey who lived here for nearly 20 years until 2004. Adrian sadly died in July, and last week's Church Times carried an obituary.

CANON ADRIAN CAREY, who died on 5 July, aged 96, spent the early years of his working life as a parish priest in Yorkshire, before moving into religious broadcasting at the BBC. His life showed the en­­during influence of Bishop George Bell, whom he had first encountered as a small boy when Bell, newly Bishop of Chichester, became a visi­tor to his dying mother.

Carey was born in Cambridge into a world in which people knew each other, and he relished a sense that all the people and things that he most valued were in some way or other connected. In 1929, the family moved to Eastbourne after his father had been appointed headmaster of his old school. His mother died when he was ten.