We’re giving thanks to God for Joyce Tearall

On February 1st, Joyce Tearall passed away peacefully after a short illness. Her family were with her. Joyce and her husband Bill moved to Denham Green in the 1950s, where their children David and Sarah grew up. When Peter Crick was Rector, she trained as a reader and was a very active member of the ministry team. She was known and loved by many people in our community, hosting church groups, leading services, baptisms and funerals, making pastoral visits and much more. She loved being a dinner lady at Tilehouse School (now Denham Green Academy).

After Bill retired, they moved to Weymouth for a while, until they returned to Denham and lived in St Francis House. They eventually moved to Iver Heath, where Joyce cared for Bill during his illness. On 3 January this year, Joyce celebrated her 90th birthday.

We thank God for the blessing that Joyce has been to our church and community over so many years.

A service of thanksgiving for Joyce will be held at St Mary’s Church on Thursday, 9 March at 2.30pm.