The funeral of Canon Reginald Fuller, a former rector of The Assumption Warwick Street who has died aged 102, takes place this morning at Westminster Cathedral.
Fr Fuller was responsible for the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. He was not only co-editor but was the person who persuaded the Roman Catholic bishops of England and Wales to sanction the idea of a new translation in modern English for Roman Catholics.
This was shortly after the publication of the New English Bible in 1961 which was eagerly taken up by many Anglican parishes.
See page 26.