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Published 21-29 March 2019

Revd. Geoffrey Richards

Geoff Richards, Old Lodge Lane’s second pastor, has passed away at the age of 84.

Geoff was appointed pastor at OLLBC in 1964 while he was a mature student at Spurgeon’s College. He was ordained in 1965 and continued here until 1967 when he moved to Hinckley Baptist Church in Leicestershire. He later served at churches in Nottinghamshire and Grimsby.

After 59 years as an accredited Baptist minister, Geoff died on 11 February at Byars Nursing Home in Caythorpe, Notts. His funeral service was held at St. Wilfrid’s Church, Calverton, Notts on 4 March.

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Published 5-24 March 2019

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Marion Walters

21 Feb 1925 – 25 Jan 2019

Thank you to everyone for the kind words and tributes at the funeral service for Marion at Croydon Crematorium on 1 March. Marion was a popular member of our community, much loved and an inspiration to everyone at OLLBC. Our condolences to Marion’s family. She will be sadly missed.

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Pastor: Nick Graves
Old Lodge Lane Baptist Church
Reedham Park Avenue
Purley, Surrey CR8 4BQ
020 8668 6260