It is my sad duty to tell you of the death of David Jarvis. David was a long time attendee of the priory. He came on Wednesday nights and also was a regular presence at the outside retreats. I hadn’t seen him since the spring because every summer he would head off on this narrow boat along the canals. I was made aware that he was in the Sue Ryder Hospice near Prospect park. I made two visits with Jan who kindly gave me a lift each time. He quickly got worse by the time of the second visit which was a day before he died on Friday morning. His family said he died in his sleep. We will be holding a memorial for David at 2pm on Friday 8th December here at the priory. David seemed a very private and quiet man but his contributions and depth of experience always added to the occassion.