The Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, today paid tribute to Lady Grace Sheppard, widow of the former Bishop of Liverpool, David Sheppard. In a statement the Archbishop said:
Liverpool has lost a lady whose name truly reflected her life and her service to so many. Grace by name and Grace by nature. Many of us found our lives enriched by Bishop David and since his death in so many ways by Grace.
Her journey towards death will surely be recognised as a way in which she inspired and encouraged many.
May she now rest in the peace of the Risen Lord and may her daughter, Jenny, and all who mourn her be comforted.
Further tributes can be found on the Diocese of Liverpool website