Bob Coe

It is with great sadness that the Trustees have to report the death of our secretary Bob Coe. Bob died on the 9th of May, following a very recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.


Bob helped to set up the Friends as an independent charity in 2010. He was a very special person with a great sense of humour. He gave so much without ever seeking recognition .He was incredibly efficient and well organised and very fond of a good list. His minutes of our meetings kept us all on our toes! Bob was the driving force behind the three history books published by the Friends. He also gave time to serve on the PCC fabric committee helping to push ahead various building projects. He could also be relied on to turn up with a bottle of his favourite red wine to share at trustees meetings. He will be enormously missed and will leave a big hole for others to fill.

There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for Bob at 12 noon on Friday 31st of May in St Lawrence Church Bradfield, followed by refreshments in the church room. Family flowers only but donations are invited in aid of Acorn Village either via Paskells of Manningtree or in the church on the day.