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“Brave” Upminster rector succumbs to Motor Neurone Disease

12:03 20 February 2014

Father Michael Hore, at the Rector at St Laurence Church on Corbets Tey Road where he writes his blog on
Moton Neurone Diseaese.

Father Michael Hore, at the Rector at St Laurence Church on Corbets Tey Road where he writes his blog on Moton Neurone Diseaese.

Archant

A rector who was battling Motor Neurone Disease passed away yesterday (February 19) with his family at his side after he slipped into a coma.

Rev Michael Hore, 63, rector of Saint Laurence Church, Upminster, who was living in near-paralysis and being kept alive by a ventilator, was diagnosed with the disease in 2008.

He lived far longer than doctor’s expectations and continued to run his parish writing sermons using voice recognition technology.

Tributes flooded in for Mr Hore.

Julie Bowen, the curate at St John’s in Bexley, has known Mr Hore and his wife Rosalind for eight years.

She said: “He was very much at peace. It was an honour and a privilege to know him. He was a very brave man.

“Before he died, he said to his wife: ‘It’s time for me to go’.”

Mr Hore was read his last rites by Bishop Stephen Cottrell before he passed away.

Tributes to the late rector can be sent to sam.blewett@archant.co.uk

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