The Bishops send their condolences to the family and friends of the Reverend Jean Rushworth, who died in Whanganui Hospital on Friday 13 December. Jean was born in 1933, and in 1967 married the late Reverend Jack Rushworth, who also served in the Wellington Diocese for many years. Jean was ordained in 2001, and held a Permission to Minister licence as a vocational deacon. She served faithfully for many years in the Parish of the Rangitikei. Jean’s funeral was held last Monday 16th February at St Stephen’s Church in Marton. Please hold Jean’s family in your prayers. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.