Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Reverend Francis Bruce

13 December 2017

We are sorry to learn of the death of the Reverend Francis Bruce, a former Rector of Croston and Chair of Governors of our school from 1966 - 1986. He was a distant descendant of Bishop Rawstorne.


A quiet, learned and dignified gentleman, diligent in his duties, in church and schools. He earned the respect of all who knew him well.


He died peacefully at home in Cirencester on 12 December 2017.


We extend our sympathy to his family and all who grieve for him at this time.