A Baptist minister from Coventry has lost his fight with coronavirus.
Rev Maurice Markham who spent 37 years at Meredith Road Baptist Church fell ill last week and died in hospital on Monday.
Announcing his passing, the church posted on Facebook: "He was a good and faithful servant who touched the lives of so many.
"As a committed Christian who lived for the Lord, we have the comfort of knowing he has passed to a better place.
"So, let us rejoice using the words of Jesus in John 17:4 'I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do'.
"Let us give thanks for Maurice's life and all that he did to serve God through his care and love for God's people. He will be missed."
Rev Markham had more recently served at Leamington Spa Baptist Church.
He became a Christian in his teenage years and trained for ministry at Spurgeon's College before beginning work in the Church.
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