It is with sadness that I advise of the death of a great church stalwart. Martin Smith of Ellingham died on 25 November after a short and unexpected illness.
Martin was a generous and steadfast supporter and benefactor of St Mary, Ellingham, and his family have had strong ties with the church for over 250 years, residing as they have on the Ellingham Hall estate. Martin was strong in Christian faith and tirelessly generous with his time both for church and friends.
Please pray for his wife Margaret, sons Vaughan and Charles and all the family as they grieve and finalise funeral arrangements—the funeral service and interment will be at Ellingham early in January.
Attendance by invitation only, due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Priest-in-charge of Waveney Group
and Raveningham benefice