Three Days to Remember

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This feature records the various events in the United Benefice and elsewhere
during the three days from Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 25th, 2012.

During that time a concert, a bumper farewell party (see below!) and a final service marked the imminent departure of our vicar,
Fr Neil Kelley, for pastures new, after thirteen years as incumbent at St Faith's and St Mary's.
The same days saw the ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood of Fr Ged Callacher,
our one-time organist and long-time friend and colleague: his ordination
and first Mass were attended by more than a few of the folk of both parishes.

Saturday Night Fever

On the second day the church hall was packed in the evening with revellers enjoying a hog roast,
lots of food and drink, a grand farewell presentation parade, speeches  and a sequence of entertainment.
 Lillie Wilmot and Kathy Zimak provided this first set of images of members of both congregations and friends, priests and performers
enjoying the feast. Names of those clearly enjoying themselves enormously have, as ever, been withheld to protect the innocent.