ONE of the country's oldest serving priests died yesterday at his home

in Thurso.

The Venerable John Hadfield was an archdeacon in the Scottish

Episcopal Church diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. He was 81.

He moved to Scotland in 1962 and served as rector of St Paul's Church,

Rothesay, before becoming itinerant priest in Argyll and the Isles.

He became canon of St John's Cathedral, Oban, in 1965 before moving to

Caithness 12 years later.

Two of Mr Hadfield's sons, Christopher and Jonathan are priests. They

survive him along with his wife Greta and their other children, Paul,

Bridget, Judith and Radigand.