The Wardens and PCC of Holy Trinity Church are very sad to announce that our beloved vicar, the Revd Jim McKinney passed away peacefully on Thursday night.
We extend heartfelt condolences to Sue, Ruth and Alex and assure them of our prayers.
Bishop Richard of Kingston has sent the following message:
Jan 18th 2019
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
It is with great sadness that I have to let you know that the Revd Jim McKinney, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Roehampton, died during the night at home. I realise that this will come as a great shock.
Bishop Christopher has been informed and sends his deepest sympathy and prayers.
You will, I am sure wish to remember Jim’s wife, Sue, and their children, Ruth and Alex, in your thoughts and prayers.
Jim will be deeply missed at Holy Trinity and in the wider community. He was the longest standing member of Wandsworth Deanery, a valued colleague and a good friend to many. He worked across the Borough, gaining a lot of affection, and not a few awards, from the local community. He was chair of the Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network, playing a massive role in enabling that important work to thrive over the last 10 years.
Most of all we give thanks to God for Jim, for his life and for his ministry, for his love, his commitment, for all that he did and for all that he was and is. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
With my prayers and best wishes,
Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham
Bishop of Kingston
Our Archdeacon, the Ven. John Kiddle, will be coming to join us on Sunday morning and add his own message of support in person.
Obviously, many of you will wish to send messages of support for Sue, Ruth and Alex, and if you are already social media friends, then please communicate as you might normally do. For everyone else, please send your condolences via email to [email protected] and/or send a card to the Holy Trinity Parish Office, Ponsonby Road, London SW15 4LP and we will make sure that these are all passed on. We will use any emails or notes received through the office as a basis for sending out information about funeral arrangements in due course and will assume that you are giving your consent for this for data protection purposes unless otherwise stated.
Finally, we are planning a short vigil with prayers and readings for a midweek early evening next week and hope to make an announcement about this in our morning service.
With love to all,
Tom Kemoh, John Moxon (Churchwardens)
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18)
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints (Psalm 116:15)