Two remarkable servants to the diocese
29 May 2018
We are saddened to report the deaths of Mr and Mrs Nigel Bumphrey. Nigel died on Thursday 24 May 2018 aged 90, and Eileen on Friday 25 May 2018 aged 81, within eight hours of each other.
Nigel received an MBE in the 2017 New Year Honours for his long service to the diocese as silver adviser and member of the Diocesan Advisory Committee. He was a Freeman of the City of London, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths.
Nigel attended the City of Norwich School as a pupil and following training at Loughborough, he returned to CNS to teach woodwork for the whole of his teaching career. Nigel was a fine silversmith, goldsmith and cabinet maker and is a remembered with immense gratitude for establishing the Treasury in Norwich Cathedral.
Eileen had a distinguished career as Head of Occupational Therapy across the East Anglian region and prior to that in Oxford and abroad. Among her many accomplishments were those of founding member of Norwich Cathedral’s Broderers’ Guild and of East Anglian DriveAbility.
She will be particularly remembered for her outstanding service to parishes in the Diocese as she advised on the many aspects of ecclesiastical needlework. Eileen was awarded an Hon MA by the University of East Anglia.
Donations if desired will go to East Anglian DriveAbility.