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Michael Green, past Principal

We are sad to announce that Michael Green, one of our past Principals, died peacefully on 6  February. Michael was the Principal of St John's College from 1969-1975 and he oversaw the transfer to Nottingham. He was just 39 at the time, was brilliant academically and a gifted evangelist. He was very engaging and became well known overseas and at home, which helped to raise the College profile with the result that the numbers of students coming into St John’s College rose. This growth in students was the catalyst for the move to Nottingham.

Michael attended the 150 years of St John's celebrations at Southwell Minister in 2013.

past principals Michael Green, front centre

Michael Green's funeral will be held at 10.00 am on Saturday 2 March at St Aldate’s Church, Oxford, for family and friends, followed by a private family cremation. Then at 2.0 p.m. all are invited to gather again in the church for an informal opportunity to share brief contributions of memories and stories of Michael at an open microphone. Refreshments at 4.0 p.m.  The request is for family flowers only and any donations, at Michael’s request, to UCCF. Dress code: not too sombre.

There will also be a Thanksgiving service in Coventry Cathedral at 11.00 am on September 7th.

We are praying for his wife, Rosemary, and his family.