Retired Bishop of Shrewsbury dies peacefully in hospital

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The Right Reverend Brian Noble, the 10th Bishop of Shrewsbury, has died peacefully at the age of 83 years.

The Emeritus Bishop was formerly a priest of the Diocese of Lancaster. He was ordained for the Diocese of Shrewsbury in 1995 and he retired in 2010, but continued to be active, giving talks and retreats and assisting in the parishes.

Bishop Noble died on the afternoon of Monday 21 October 2019 at Arrowe Park Hospital, the Wirral.

His successor, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, has requested that the priests of the Diocese offer Mass for Bishop Noble, and also for the prayers of all the people of the Diocese.

The Right Reverend Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, said:

“The Shrewsbury Diocese shares a great sadness that Bishop Brian Noble, who was so much part of our lives as priest and bishop, has passed from this world. We will especially remember his example of perseverance through serious illness in his care of this Diocese with his unfailing dedication and good humour. Conscious of the immense responsibility given to a Bishop, I ask the prayers of all for the eternal and happy repose of his soul.”

Requiescat in pace.

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