It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Linda Barrett died on the evening of Monday 6th March at St Jospeh’s Hospice. Linda was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year but unfortunately the cancer was far more aggressive than had been anticipated and Linda died in a matter of weeks.

Linda was a much loved and integral part of St James the Less for decades, and served as Church Warden, Deanery Synod rep’, Treasurer, and most wonderfully as LLM. Linda was a gifted preacher, service leader and a tremendous colleague to me as Vicar, but far more importantly she was loving, generous, warm and welcoming to all. She loved God and loved her neighbours.

Countless people have said that the reason they stayed at St James the Less was because of the warm welcome they received from Linda the first time they entered the church.

Please keep in your prayers her husband Richie, their daughter Holly and all at St James the Less.

The funeral will be on Tuesday 4th April at 1230 at St James the Less.

Rev Chris Newman-Day
St James the Less, Bethnal Green