Michael Giller

Michael Giller, who has died after a long illness, was involved in Norwich Cathedral and Barsham church, near Beccles,

Michael Giller, who has died after a long illness, was involved in Norwich Cathedral and Barsham church, near Beccles,

His work for the church included becoming secretary of the Friends of Norwich Cathedral in 1987 and national treasurer of the Church of England Guild of Vergers in 1992. He was awarded their Fellowship in 2000.

He was also a verger at Westminster Abbey from 1980 to 1982, before moving to Beccles five years later.

As lay chairman of Barsham parochial church council (PCC), he organised a successful appeal for the restoration of the organ in Holy Trinity Church. It was a tribute to the Battle of Trafalgar, as the village is connected with Admiral Lord Nelson's family on his mother's side.


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His son, Andrew said at the beginning of 2006 his father took over as Barsham PCC treasurer until his failing health forced him to retire in September.

"Father had a great love and knowledge of organ music and idyllic country churches. A combination of his interests at Barsham led his determination to spearhead the organ appeal and achieve the task prior to his main health problems," he said.

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Mr Giller grew up in Essex and worked for the Bank of England for 32 years. He married Pat in 1958 and had four sons.

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