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Archbishop George Stack Pays Tribute to Dr David Neville on BBC Radio 4

In May 2016, Archbishop George Stack led a service of Morning Worship on BBC Radio 4 in which he paid tribute to Dr David Neville:

“Earlier this month I was privileged to conduct the funeral of an extraordinary man.  For 27 years Dr David Neville was the hugely inspiring and well-loved head teacher of St John’s College in Cardiff.  He was also a gifted organist – music was his first love – and he naturally imbued the school with the same love of music and also provided a first rate Cathedral choir of pupils and adults.  Whilst considering the theme of our Daily Services this week on Loyalty, and in particular today on ‘Covenant and Grief’, I thought of David and the many mourners at his funeral who spoke of and who had been inspired by his vision and dedication, by his love and loyalty, not just for his family, but also his school, his Church and his Catholic faith.”

“It is no accident that loyalty is recognised as one of the most important virtues.  Even in ordinary life, whether in giving or receiving, loyalty is a value we recognise almost instinctively.  And it is one of the qualities so highly valued by the people who knew, and who were taught and inspired by David Neville.  To be able to depend on other people, knowing that no matter what difficulties or challenges we face, no matter what mistakes we make; knowing that we can rely on someone to affirm and support us, to love and forgive is something very precious.”  

8 June 2016

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