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St Aldate's Church pays tribute to Oxford cyclist

  • 31 October 2011
  • From the section Oxford
Joanna Braithwaite
Joanna Braithwaite helped to organise the annual Love Oxford Christan festival

A rector has paid tribute to his church PA who was killed in a cycling accident in Oxford on Friday.

Joanna Braithwaite, 34, from Polstead Road, died in a crash with a cement mixer lorry as she was cycling to work.

Reverend Charlie Cleverly of St Aldate's Church, Pembroke Street, said: "She was full of life, laughter and wisdom".

A 74-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed until 6 December.

Ms Braithwaite helped organise the annual Love Oxford Christian festival in South Park.

Mr Cleverly said: "It's a terrible tragedy, one of those chaotic events that comes into a groaning world.

"She was an amazing girl. We're all devastated."

He added the church is considering a memorial fund in Ms Braithwaite's name "for a cause that was dear to her heart".

Church curate Phil Aitkinson said: ''She was the centre of everything.

"She was at the true hub of the church, responsible for the Love Oxford events and a much loved member of the congregation."

A memorial was held at all three of the church's services on Sunday, the first of which Mr Cleverly said was attended by Ms Braithwaite's parents.

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