On Saturday 1 September 2013 we learned with sadness of the repose, after a period of illness, of our long-standing parishioner and church builder, Michael Jermolajew. Born in Moscow in September 1916, Michael departed this life aged 96. May God grant him rest! Our parish offers sincere condolences to Michael’s daughter Nella and to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Michael’s funeral will be served at Saint Nicholas’ at 10.00am on Friday 6 September 2013. Following this, he will be laid to rest in Wallsend Cemetery alongside his wife, Raisa.