Sir Anthony Hart died this morning in London after a severe heart attack. Please pray for his widow, Mary and the family at this time of sudden grief.
Sir Anthony was, of course, a very well known and respected high court judge in Northern Ireland who, in his retirement, led The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry with great professionalism and sensitivity. ‘Tony’ was a strong but gentle Christian believer, and a regular worshipper in St Mark’s Dundela, where he served in many roles. He was also Chancellor of the Diocese of Down and Dromore, and assessor at the most recent Diocesan Synod on 20 June.
Bishop of Down and Dromore, the Rt Revd Harold Miller said:
“It was a pleasure and privilege to know Tony. He served the Lord, the church and the community with faithfulness and integrity, with humility and firmness. He will be greatly missed. Our comfort is in knowing that he is in the closer presence of his Lord.”