Ringrose, Brian (Shute, 1949)
Sophie Clayton

18/04/1931- 30/10/2020

Brian attended Giggleswick during and after the war years. He loved the hills and moors of Yorkshire and often recounted the tales of the 26-mile Three Peaks run. He left Giggleswick in 1949 with an exhibition to Clare College, Cambridge, first completing his National Service with the Royal Artillery. Brian kept in touch with Housemaster “Ikey” Dutton right up to his retirement and was also greatly influenced by Headmaster Mr E J Partridge, who partly stimulated Brian’s decision to become an Anglican Vicar. He was ordained at St Ebb’s church in Oxford and then went to work as a missionary in India.

He married his beloved Margaret Jean Evans in 1959, having met her on an IVF Beach Mission in Abersoch, and they went on to raise their family of four children in India, only returning to the UK in 1975. Following a short stint as a vicar in Oxford, Brian then became director of Interserve Scotland, supporting the work of this international Christian service mission throughout Asia and Middle East.

Brian had an enormous network of friends from around the globe arising from his work in Christian service, and many tributes poured in after his passing away, recalling his positive influence on so many around him. It is therefore fitting that his memorial is a Himalayan Cedar growing in the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh.