In Memoriam

“Jack was a very dear friend and someone for whom I had deep respect and love... because of his humanity and his sense of vulnerability about himself and the life of the church. He commanded respect from quarters that differ greatly because he reached out to listen and respond with as much integrity as he possibly could to each situation. He was a leader in a time of a lot of growing diversity.” 75

-Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning, 1998

Allin Controversy Caricature

Allin attending Episcopal Youth Event, c.1984. The back of this photograph reads, “Bishop, Thought you would like to see how the kids saw you and loved what they saw.”

Remarkable Gifts and Human Frailty

Having lived a lifetime of ministry and dedication to the Episcopal Church, Bishop Allin died in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 6, 1998. Memorial services were held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew in Jackson on March 9 and on March 14 at All Saints’ Chapel in Sewanee, Tennessee, where his ashes are interred. In a homily given at his Sewanee interment, Bishop William Sanders aptly described Allin and the life he had committed to the Church: “He was a warm and compassionate friend. Jack Allin offered his humanity with his remarkable gifts and human frailty.... He had an outrageous but gentle sense of humor, never taking himself too seriously, and risking himself to give of leadership.”76

In Memoriam