Rev Canon Michael Greene

Last Wednesday, February 6th, Michael Greene joined the “great cloud of witnesses” above after a lifetime of fruitful ministry here below.

My personal debt to him is enormous.

I attended a summer course at Oxford in the summer of 1982. Before I left Dr. Kinlaw encouraged me to attend St Aldates Church while I was there.  I did.  It was the turning point of my life in so many ways, and though I did not know it at the time, the start of my journey into the Anglican Way.

Canon Greene was the Vicar of St Aldates, a parish packed with university students, many of whom he had personally led to faith through is “Atheists Bible Study” on Thursday nights.

I had never experienced anything like my first service there.  It was my first exposure to a blend of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, plus might old hymns, combined with spell-binding expository preaching, and the Eucharist accompanied by beautiful contemporary choruses.  The whole thing was brimming with Abundant Life!  And I was surrounded by young people my age.

Here is a very meaningful short video, made just over a year ago, when he was 86 years old, still on fire for Christ.  It is a perfect message for us here at St Peter’s.

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