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UPDATE : Packed Church Says Goodbye To 'Reverend Bob'

St Mary's Church, Burton Bradstock - Bob Thorn

8:04am 19th April 2014
(Updated 12:02pm 19th April 2014)

The funeral of Burton Bradstock vicar Bob Thorn, who died during a pilgrimage last week, has taken place at his home church of St Mary the Virgin.

The Archdeacon of Sherborne, the Venerable Paul Taylor, lead the requiem mass alongside the Bishop of Salisbury.

Parishoners and church dignataries gathered alongside Reverend Thorn's family, friends and colleagues, filling the church with others in marquees errected in the church grounds.

Glowing tributes have been paid to Bob Thorn, who was also the Bride Valley team rector, being described as an exceptional man, a fighter for social justice, and a gifted musician in addition to praise for his work within the Church of England.

His final resting place will be at Swyre.

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