Alan McAllester RIP May 2015


undefinedOur former Diocesan Registrar has died aged 72 after suffering from cancer. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the comfort of all who knew him. Alan McAllester was a retired partner and consultant with Cullimore Dutton solicitors of Chester. After serving as our Registrar from the 1980s onwards he was succeeded in the post by Helen McFall in 2008.

In recent times Alan, a solicitor by profession, was also a trustee of the Chester Clergy Family Charitable Trust.

Alan’s funeral will take place at St James church, Christleton, near Chester, at 1pm on Thursday 11 June, followed by burial in the church grounds. The service is open to everyone. Alan’s family want the service to be a celebration of his life.

Bishop Peter said: “Alan McAllester was a very dedicated servant of the diocese in the role of Diocesan Registrar. He regularly went the extra mile and more, without charging for the additional work done. He was a committed Christian and a long-standing member of St James, Christleton.”

Our current Registrar, Helen McFall, said: “Alan gave a life of faithful service. He will be greatly missed.”

Liverpool-born Alan lived for most his life in Christleton. He’d been a PCC member there and a Sidesman at St James. He passed away on Wednesday 27 May. He leaves a sister, Mary, and a brother-in-law, Robert.

Christleton Rector, the Revd Malcolm Cowan, said: “Alan was a wonderful man, a strong Christian, and greatly loved. Within our parish he was a font of knowledge and always willing to help and always available. He will be very sorely missed.”

May Alan rest in peace and rise in glory.

Above - Alan, pictured in his early days as Diocesan Registrar

Below - at a parish event in more recent times