Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Sudbury/Aldeburgh: Tributes paid to town’s ex-mayor and former vicar

12:00 04 February 2013

Rev Tony Moore who has passed away after a fight with cancer.

Rev Tony Moore who has passed away after a fight with cancer.

Archant

WARM tributes have been paid to a well-known former mayor, clergyman and district councillor who has passed away peacefully.

Tony Moore, who died at home, aged 78, was a much-respected figure in Sudbury where he was mayor in 1975 and 1983.

In later years he was also vicar at Aldeburgh and chaplain at nearby Snape.

Mr Moore was known as a senior member of the legal profession in Sudbury, having worked for 39 years at solicitors Steed and Steed. He also ran a number of successful shops in the town with his wife, Valerie, including the Deeks kitchenware store and Fantasia, a toy shop.

His eldest daughter, Nichola Layzell, said: “Father was very much a Sudbury man and was committed to whatever he did.

“When he did something, he did it thoroughly with motivation and enthusiasm, and would continue until it was completed.”

Other notable achievements for Mr Moore included travelling to the US to represent Sudbury in Sudbury Massachusetts during the American bicentenary celebrations.

He launched the Town Christmas Street Fair, was the founder secretary of Sudbury Round Table, president of the town’s chamber of commerce and the first chairman of the Friends of St Peter, set up to conserve the town centre church.

Church affairs had always been important to Mr Moore who, in 1988, aged 54, moved from the legal profession to train as a clergyman at Westcott House in Cambridge. Notable positions he held after completing his training included being vicar at Aldeburgh and chaplain at Snape.

Ms Layzell said: “Father was full of ideas, enthusiasm, conversation and love for all to the end. Having had his diagnosis of cancer four years ago, he had continued to lead a full and active life and ministry with the same vigour and vitality. It was only in the last few days that extra care was needed and given, as he wished at home.

“He died peacefully at home with his family on Friday evening.”

Mr Moore leaves behind his loving wife, Valerie, five children and 13 grandchildren, of whom he was “immensely proud”.

The family would be pleased for any donations to be made to St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds in his remembrance.

A service of thanksgiving will be held at St Peter’s Church, Market Hill, Sudbury, on Sunday, February 10 at 3.30pm. All are welcome. He will be buried at a private family service.

0 comments

Hardy souls: Stamina sapping challenges during the Big Bro Race at Barrow on Sunday in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The bike ride, run and obstacle course triathlon was a brand new timed event raising valuable funds for Breast Cancer NOW.

Ninety people from all over the country travelled to Barrow for the inaugural Big BRO Race, raising more than £4,000 for Breast Cancer Now.

Ipswich has got Talent on Saturday evening at the Regent
First half acts entertain the judges and and audience. The Cheeky Monkeys
23/9/2016

A bonanza of talent burst onto the stage at the Regent Theatre last night at the Ipswich Has Got Talent ‘champions of champions’ competition.

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival at Sanpe maltings on Saturday 23/9/2016

A festival showcasing the best of Suffolk produce enjoyed bumper crowds this weekend.

Police and the Bomb Disposal Unit at an incident. Library image.

A cordon was put in place in Church Lane, Dalham, after a suspicious package was found in a car.

Bedroom fire in Kirby-Le-Soken

Firefighters from Frinton tackled a house blaze last night in Kirby-le-Soken.

Philip Roberts as Thomas Seymour, at Sudeley Castle this month, with Katherine Parr, played by Rachel McNeil

This palace was more ‘bling’ than Versailles. So why don’t we all know about it?

Warning issued over bogus caller. Library image.

Police are warning people to be alert after a man knocked on someone’s door claiming they were giving flu jabs.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24