Professor Adrian Hastings
memorial service for Adrian Hastings, who died on 30 May,
was held on 22 September at Holy Rosary Church, Chapeltown
Road, Leeds. The Rt Revd Frank Weston, Bishop of Knaresborough,
and Mgr Peter McGuire, Vicar-General of Leeds, officiated.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor Harry Lewis, Professors Kim Knott
and Nigel Biggar, and Mrs Ann Hastings read extracts from
Adrian's own writings. The large congregation included
the Rt Revd David Jenkins and Professor Adrian's predecessor
and successor in the Chair of Theology, Roger Gair (University
Secretary), colleagues from this University and other
institutions, members of the Bosnian Institute, former
students, family and friends.
Dr Hugh Pyper, Head of the School of Theology and Religious
Studies, gave a brief introduction to the newly established
Adrian Hastings Africa Scholarship.
last book is to be published on 19 October by SPCK. Oliver
Tomkins: The Ecumenical Enterprise is a biography of the
former Bishop of Bristol and leading figure in the early
history of the World Council of Churches. A memorial volume,
Christianity and the African Imagination: Essays in Honour
of Adrian Hastings (edited by D Maxwell with I Lawrie),
will be published in November. Details about both books
may be obtained from Ingrid Lawrie, extension 3640, e-mail