We are sad to report that the District Scout Chaplain, Rev Stuart Ansell, has passed away. As most of you will already know, he has been extremely ill recently and, bearing that in mind, it is pleasing to be able to say he passed away peacefully and at home in Silverdale.

Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

Yours in Scouting

Steve Broadhurst

District Commissioner

UPDATE 08/02/2011: Stuart’s funeral is on Friday 11th February at 1.30pm at St. Luke’s Silverdale

Lichfield Diocese have a tribute to him here and there is one in the Sentinel here.