It is exceptionally sad to have to report that Annie Hall, chair of Derby Cathedral Council, lost her life as a result of the recent flooding in Derbyshire, on Friday 8th November.
On hearing the news, Revd Canon Dr Elizabeth Thomson, Acting Dean of Derby, said: "This is very sad and shocking news. Annie was a great friend to the Cathedral and she brought there, as to so much that she did, energy, warmth, and spirit.
"As High Sheriff and as Chair of the Cathedral Council we knew how she tackled everything before her with commitment and great heart. Our prayers are with her and her family, and with all who have been affected by the recent flooding."
And the Rt Revd Libby Lane, Bishop of Derby, said: "I am shocked and saddened by this tragic news. The pain and grief of Annie’s death is felt by the whole community at Derby Cathedral and throughout the Diocese of Derby.
"My prayers are with her family at this very sad time.
"Annie’s faithful professionalism, supportive nature and wonderful sense of humour meant she was much appreciated as chair of Derby Cathedral Council.
"Throughout Derbyshire, Annie was known for her personable and caring character, and for bringing laughter wherever she went. She will be much missed.
"Derby Cathedral, and the Diocese of Derby, will continue to pray for Annie’s family, and for all those affected by the flooding, offering support and help where we can."
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