It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of Edmund Bridges, who was a Lay Clerk of the Cathedral Choir until very recently. Edmund was well known to many in both the College and Cathedral – and was a very talented musician and much-loved member of the community. There will be a short requiem mass to remember him which will be held this Friday, 9th February, at 7.15pm in the Cathedral.
Edmund had a fine high tenor voice and was a devoted Lay Clerk in the Cathedral Choir for two years, having previously been a Clerk in Magdalen College Choir. He had a palpable love for singing liturgical music and was unfailingly committed to the daily services here. We missed him after his departure from the choir last summer, and we are greatly saddened by the news of his death.
At this time I ask you to remember his parents and wider family in your thoughts. We are in contact with them, and we will be in touch when we know further details of his funeral arrangements.
The Very Revd Prof. Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church