Ged Clapson RIP

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Ged Clapson

Ged Clapson

Ged Clapson, broadcaster, journalist, writer, media trainer, amateur actor, singer and good friend to many, died at home yesterday, 21st November 2018. He had been living with cancer for several years.

Born on 20 March 1955 in Bristol, for 15 years, Ged worked there as a radio producer and presenter with the BBC.

For the next 25 years or so, Ged branched out, training others in communications and media skills, as well as continuing in radio production and presentation.

Since 1990, when he moved to London, Ged worked principally with CAFOD and other charities, especially those with Christian roots. Most recently, he was Communications Officer for the British Jesuits, writing about their work in schools, parishes and missions throughout the world.

Outside of work, Ged enjoyed the arts. He loved the theatre - especially musicals. Recent productions included Goodnight, Mr Tom - the musical, The Wizard of Oz and The Vicar of Dibley. Ged also enjoyed painting and got great pleasure from his garden and its wildlife.

The Rev Cindy Kent, Anglican priest and broadcaster told ICN: "Ged Clapson - making a difficult job look easy! I first met him when I was a presenter on Premier Christian Radio and found him to be a mine of useful information about the workings of the Roman Catholic Church. He helped me through what appeared to be - on occasions - a maze, and did it effortlessly and with humour. I'm also indebted to him for the hours he put into making events at the Christian Association of Local Broadcasters Conferences over the years so successful - and being a good, kind and gentle friend. Rest in Peace Ged."

Ged had a website, and a few weeks ago, wrote a piece there on his own life story, entitled Nunc Dimittis.

It can be read here: www.gedclapson.com/background/nunc-dimittis/

More information and tributes to follow.


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