RIP: Author, lecturer Phyllis A. Tickle dies at 81

Posted Sep 23, 2015

ens_phyllisTickle[Episcopal News Service] Influential author and lecturer Phyllis A. Tickle died Sept. 22 after being diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. She was 81. Tickle, of Lucy, Tennessee, was well known throughout The Episcopal Church and beyond as a writer and speaker on religion and spirituality. She served as a lay eucharistic minister in The Episcopal Church.

Reflections and obituaries about Tickle’s life follow.

The Commercial Appeal

The Huffington Post

Religion News Service

Biography from Tickle’s website


Comments (3)

  1. Pamela Payne says:

    Ms. Tickle was a dynamic speaker and a thoughtful writer. She was a marvelous addition to our family of Episcopalian spiritual writers and will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace among the saints in light.

  2. Pamela Sten says:

    A loss to the Episcopal Church but she will live on in others as we have been so inspired with her progressive Christian thinking. Blessed to have learned from her.

  3. The Rev. Nancy Roth says:

    I was so privileged to know her: she was a”cheerleader for my most recent books and for my retreat work in the wider church. Her inspiration and intelligence will certainly live on in those she touched. May she rest in peace and joy.

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