From Andrew Westwood-Bate, Granta Deanery Secretary In the days of the old Linton Deanery, the Revd Canon Francis Woolley was the Rural Dean for a while.
I knew Francis more in his role as the parish priest in Balsham, he was a lovely man with a very special sense of humour and loving and caring way of interacting with people.
He wrote a regular piece for the Balsham Review through the eyes and words of his beloved dog Chomondeley, often passing on messages about his treatment this way.
As many of you will be aware, Francis’ health has not been very good for several years now.
Last week he took a turn for the worse and was admitted to a Hospice;  sadly Francis slipped away peacefully at lunchtime on Tuesday 12 February, holding his brother’s hand, talking about his beloved Chomondeley.
He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and briefly touched part of his life.