Anthony Bell, Sanderson’s 1942-1946 (April 2018)

Anthony Bell

Antony sadly died on the 21 April 2018 at the Sunrise Home for the elderly at Shalford Guildford.

His funeral mass took place at St. Thomas Moore Roman Catholic Church Bramley on the 11 May.

He entered Lancing in October 1942 when the School had evacuated to Ludlow. He was placed in Sanderson’s House, which had Basil Handford as its Housemaster and who was a great friend of his father St. John Fancourt Bell. St. John Bell was also a member of Sanderson’s House 1915-1919. Both his brothers, Jasper and John also joined him at the College.

Antony did National Service in the Royal Engineers and from there went to Magdalen College, Oxford to read Mods and Greats.  He taught at Eton and Trent College for a year before entering Wells Theological College to prepare for ordination in the Anglican Communion.  He served his curacy at Holy Trinity Church Clapham and was ordained Priest at Southwark Cathedral.  He served as a curate at Gillingham Dorset before spending the rest of his time until retirement as Rector of St. Albrights Church Stanway near Colchester. He served as Rural Dean of Dedham for a time. 

Antony married Ann Buckingham, sister of the Venerable Hugh Buckingham who was a member of Gibbs’ House.  They had five daughters and a son who all survive him.

Jasper Bell (Sanderson’s 1947-1952)