19 October 2012
The Church Commissioners and their staff are mourning the recent
death of Patrick Locke CBE, their Secretary between 1992 and
Patrick was born in 1934, and educated at Bristol Cathedral
School and, following National Service, Wadham College, Oxford. He
joined the staff of the Church Commissioners direct from university
He became their Secretary in 1992, leading them through a
particularly difficult period of rebalancing their entire portfolio
following serious losses on commercial property
Andrew Brown FRICS, the Church Commissioners' current Secretary,
said: "Patrick served the Church Commissioners with
distinction for all of his career. He was a man of integrity who
helped the Commissioners navigate a very difficult path during the
1990s with clarity. He taught me a lot, for which I will remain
very grateful. He will be sorely missed."
Patrick was appointed CBE on his retirement as Secretary in 1998
after more than 40 years' service. He became a Governor of Pusey
House, Oxford in 1999. He was also a Trustee of the Pollen Estate
1991-2008, becoming its Chairman in 2002.
Patrick's funeral will take place at Holy Trinity Church,
Winchester. He is survived by his widow, Iris, whom he married in
1959, and their son and daughter.