Services and Eulogies

Services and Eulogies

Contacts: Chris Wood Old Rendcombian Society President.   Chair Alex Brealy (2023)
Jane Gunner  Email:[email protected] Old Rendcombian Society Secretary

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Join family and friends to remember Robert Alan Barnard-Weston

Robert Alan Barnard-Weston at Rendcomb College 1968 to 1976
Join family and friends to remember Rob’s life, energy and spirit on Friday 19th January 15:00 to 17:30
To take place at Manor Farm Upton Cheyney BS30 6ND
Tea, coffee and cake will be served.

Please tap/Click the invite photograph to enlarge.

Funeral service and wake for John Willson 11am 26th October 2023 at Bridgewater

John Willson Director of Music, English and Latin master at Rendcomb College. 1967-88

John Willson’s funeral will be at Sedgemoor Crematorium at 11am 26th October at
Red Ln, Stretcholt, Bridgwater TA6 4SR T: 01278680020

All will be welcome at the wake afterwards at Admirals Landing, The Docks, Bridgwater TA6 3EX  T: 01278422515  John requested no flowers but donations to Parkinson’s UK.

John RW Willson taught at Rendcomb College from 1967 to 1988. He directed Music and taught English and Latin. He was a major influence to many being the driving force behind the orchestra and choral, operatic and major musical performances such as Fidelio and Der Freischutz to name just two. He loved the outdoors, walking, hikes and in particular rock climbing – also into his later years. His Morris 1000 van took many a weekend trip to the rugged Wintour’s Leap in the Wye valley and much further afield to the Austrian Alps during long holidays.

p6-p10 John Willson on his retirement in the 1988 OR Newsletter. Link to the following here

Announcement and comments made on UK climbing (courtesy of John Shaw and Des Knox) Link to the following here

Photographs: Rendcomb College 1973 Prospectus and Courtesy: A. Robertson OR 1965-72 personal collection.

Service for Roger MA Medill 7 July 2023 at St Peter’s Church Rendcomb College

Roger Medill Head Master of Rendcomb College

Funeral order of service on 7th July 2023 link to 8 page pdf document opens in new window.