25 October — Rev. Chee’s departure

On Sunday 25 October, Reverend Chee Keong Yong, our vicar for over sev­en years, was farewelled by parish­ion­ers at a spe­cial ser­vice fol­lowed by a lunch in the church hall. Chee has been called to serve the Lord in the Devonport par­ish and was warmly wel­comed into their min­istry team at a spe­cial ser­vice held on 1 November.

As a res­ult of Reverend Yong’s depar­ture, the Reverend Chris Barnes has been appoin­ted act­ing priest in charge of our par­ish. Chris will be with us part-time as he will also be con­tinu­ing in his port chap­laincy role with the Mission to Seafarers. Chris and Elwyn were wel­comed at a spe­cial ser­vice and morn­ing tea at Christ Church held also on 1 November. This photo shows Chris and his wife Elwyn extend­ing their Christian friend­ship and hos­pit­al­ity to the crew of a vis­it­ing mer­chant ship.

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