It is with great sadness that we share the news that our good friend, and former minister of Bloomsbury, The Revd Barbara Stanford MBE died peacefully in her sleep last night.
There will be time to tell the story of her life, lived faithfully before God and in the service of others, in due course. But today, those of us who knew Barbara will want to hold our own sense of loss and bereavement before God, and to pray particularly for those who have been close to her in these final months of her life.
Lord God of all eternity, we commit to your loving embrace our friend Barbara. And as we release her from our own lives, we pray for ourselves that we may be comforted, and we pray for Brenda that she will know she is loved. Be with all those who mourn Barbara’s passing, and bring the assurance of your great love for all your children.