Of your charity please pray for the soul of + Leslie Hamlett, Archbishop of the Holy Catholic Church (Western Rite) and formerly first Bishop Ordinary of the ACC Missionary Diocese of England and Wales (1992-1997).

+Hamlett entered his eternal rest in the Douglas MacMillan Hospice, Stoke-on-Trent, at 6.30pm on Friday 3rd November 2017.

Commenting on the news our Bishop, The Right Revd Damien Mead, said – Bishop Hamlett, who I never met personally and only spoke with twice on the telephone, caused a considerable amount of difficulty for our Church and this Diocese in particular in 1997. But he also was, I think, in many ways a very good and devout man. May his sins be forgiven him and his good deeds remembered, and may our Lord’s merits bring him to glory.