It is with great sadness that we announce the death of the Very Reverend Neil Collings, Dean of St Edmundsbury from 2006 to 2009. He died on Saturday 26 June in Devon where he had lived, since January 2010, close to his family, including his father and brother. He was 63.
Former Dean of St Edmundsbury (the senior priest of the Cathedral and Diocese), Neil retired in September 2009 due to ill health. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour in October 2008 and despite surgery at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and the continued efforts of his medical team the cancer returned in recent months.
The funeral will take place at Exeter Cathedral on Tuesday 6 July at 11.30 a.m. People in Suffolk will be invited to gather in St Edmundsbury Cathedral at the same time should they wish to do so.
A memorial service will be held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in due course.
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