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Vale Bevan Favelle

Rev Bevan Favelle 1948 – 2007

Six hundred church and civic representatives farewelled Bevan Hunter Favelle at an inspiring celebration of his life at Glebe Road Uniting Church in Ipswich.

Uniting Church ministers and pastors from other denominations formed a guard of honour as the casket was taken from the Church to the Fellowship Hall.

Born in Sydney, Bevan graduated from University with a degree in Commerce. After his call to Ministry, he undertook theological training at the Methodist School of Theology and was ordained at Coffs Harbour in 1977. He served in congregations at Coffs Harbour, Coonabarabran, Elanora and Glebe Road.

During his treatment for cancer in Wesley Hospital, Bevan wrote these words. “I wish to return your precious greetings to all my family and friends, as I have been overwhelmed with all your love and constant prayer. It has been so beautiful. I encourage you to hold to the goal of people being united in Christ, working with him and becoming that special work of grace in the community. I long to share of God’s goodness as he has showered indescribable love and support upon myself and the family.”

Bevan had transparent pastoral heart through which he brought comfort and consolation to many in life’s more devastating situations and will be fondly remembered for his vision and deep personal spirituality.

Bevan is survived by his wife Lynette and their children, Matthew, Rachael and Nathan.

Photo : Rev Bevan Favelle 1948 – 2007