Church of England Diocese of Truro North Petherwin

Farewell to our Vicar

3 Oct 2020, 2 a.m.

Fond memories of Geoffrey from the near three decades he has been Vicar of our Parish. 

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Over the years there have, of course, been many memories, but overall the outstanding recollections are of his care for everyone in whatever circumstances and whether they are churchgoers or not. We've been able to share with him our joys and sorrows and he always had the time to listen and guide no matter what his own cares may have been. We recall the time during one of the services when he told us that he would not be able to continue driving because of a sight problem. At the time the Hewlett family were living in the village and David Hewlett stood up and asked the congregation to gather round to show our support and willingness to help Geoffrey in whatever way we could. Then on a very happy occasion at the end of a service Geoffrey said he had something to tell us. We all inwardly felt he was going to say that because of the sight difficulty he would have to be leaving for another parish, but to our delight he said that he and Rosemary were getting married. Immediately everyone smiled and showed their pleasure. There are many circumstances too numerous to mention but his dedication to his calling mark him as a humble Godly man who will be greatly missed.

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