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Tony Stuart Raybold (1941 - 2011)

It is with great regret that we record the death on 24th December 2011, of Tony Raybold.

He was Chairman of the' Friends of Chesterfield Parish Church' from October 1985 until his resignation in April 1996 and was largely responsible for the rejuvenation of the Charity. The minutes of the Friends AGM of September 1986 (Tony’s first year in charge) note a record increase of 171 new members during the year, taking the total membership to over 200.

Tony fostered an increased interest in the Friends aims and organised numerous fund-raising activities to further its work.

Tony was passionate about Chesterfield Parish Church and worked tirelessly in the preservation and conservation of the furnishings of this church. As well as his work with the Friends, Tony was also Churchwarden for 8 years, and Church Shop Manager for much of that time. A busy and useful life.

May he rest in peace.

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