Bishop Justin asks us to join in prayer for the friends and family of Ven Ian Bourne who passed away last week.
Ian held many roles within our Diocese, including Vicar of Haitaitai-Kilbirnie, Vicar General, Canon Emeritus and Archdeacon of Wellington, before he and his wife Margaret moved to Christchurch.
His funeral will be held in Christchurch on Monday 20 June at St Peter’s Church, Riccarton Road at 11:30am.
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
+Peter has sent us his words from the Christchurch eLife newsletter this week: On Friday night Archdeacon Ian Bourne died peacefully, at the age of 90. Ian trained for ministry at College House and was ordained deacon in 1956 and priested in 1957. While at College House and in the St. Martins’ Spreydon Bible Class, Ian met and courted Margaret Bruhn (one of my lovely aunts). Throughout their married life Ian and Margaret have served Christ and Christ’s church together. With the exception of ministry in Epsom, England, 1965-67, Ian was a parish minister in the Diocese of Wellington from 1956-1995, notably serving as Vicar of Haitaitai-Kilbirnie from 1971-1995. This period included two periods as Archdeacon of Wellington and a long period of service on the Prayer Book Commission which produced the 1989 NZPB. In retirement Ian continued in ministry in Wellington in a variety of ways. Several years ago, Ian and Margaret moved to Christchurch and have been worshipping in the Parish of Upper Riccarton-Yaldhurst. The funeral service for Ian will be at 11.30 am Monday 20 June at St. Peter’s, Church Corner, Upper Riccarton. Clergy are invited to robe with white stoles and asked to arrive by 11.15 am. Please remember Margaret Bourne and their three children and their families in your prayers.