The Revd James (Jim) Harvard Cranswick

December 3 2015The Revd James Harvard Cranswick died on Tuesday 24 November.

Jim Cranswick was made a deacon in 1950 and ordained Priest in 1951 in Manchester, UK.

His ministry included Assistant Curate, St Thomas Werneth Oldham (Manchester) 1950-51; Assistant Curate St Pancras’ (London) 1952-54; Priest in Charge Temple Hill Dartford (Rochester) 1954-56; Parish Priest Birregurra (Ballarat) 1957-58; Parish Priest Ararat (Ballarat) 1959-66; Study Leave (Birmingham) 1966-68; Assistant Priest St Saviour Raynes Park (London) 1968-70; Catechist London 1971-75; Priest in Charge, All Saints Preston 1975-77; Interim Pastor of the Department of Evangelism and Extension 1978-88; Associate Priest St George’s Monbulk; Associate Priest, Bayswater & Croydon 2009.

He retired in Melbourne in 1988 and received the Archbishop’s Permission to Officiate.

His funeral service was held at St John’s Dee Why (Sydney) on 2 December.

We give thanks to God for the life and ministry of the Revd Jim Cranswick and pray for his wife Ursula, his family and friends at this time.

May he rest in peace.