Reverend David Lewis
Good morning everyone. Very sad news that the man who died earlier this week near Ashton was Rev David Lewis, Rector of Elmley and associated parishes including ours. Please see statement below from the diocese. The Parish Council, on behalf of Ashton, send our deepest condolences to David’s family.
I have now been authorised to release the following short statement ahead of a formal statement from the Diocesan Office.
“The person whose death was reported in the Evesham Journal on 10th September and who had died suddenly in the area of Ashton under Hill, has now been confirmed as being the Reverend David Lewis, Rector of Elmley castle, with Bricklehampton and the Combertons, and Associate Priest in Overbury with Teddington, Alstone and Little Washbourne, with Beckford and Ashton under Hill.
A formal statement will be issued shortly by the Bishop of Worcester, and in the meantime our thoughts and prayers are with David’s family during this difficult time”.
This statement has been agreed with David’s immediate family and can therefore be used to inform people of this sad news.
My personal love and prayers are with everyone affected, and please feel free to contact me at any time should you need any support or prayers.
Reverend Allison Davies
Vicar of Eckington, Defford with Besford and Associate Priest for Overbury