The congregation marked a milestone with celebration of the Rev’d George Linnegar’s 40 years of continuous ministry at the church.
Br George received gifts from the congregation, presented by Canon Richard Moatt, formerly Rector of Lewes.
Both the present interregnum and the Covid-19 restrictions meant that the planed party and presentation by Archdeacon Martin, scheduled for Palm Sunday, sadly had to be postponed.
Read Fr Herbert’s address on Brother George’s remarkable ministry. Click HERE.
The gifts –
Icon of St Thomas a Becket from Canterbury, in recognition of our church and its founding roots.
Also two books : ‘The lily of the field and the bird of the air’ and ‘Three Godly Discourses and Papers, journals’. Both are by the author Kierkegaard, the Danish theologian, whom Brother George much admires.
Among the many tributes paid one from the Chairman of the national Prayer Book Society, an organisation Br. George has supported since its inception. Bradley Smith said:
Thank you George for your many years of devoted ministry at St Thomas’s. You have been a exemplary Pastor and a source of blessing to so many. It has been a joy to have share ministry with you over so many years. Every blessing. Fr Phillipp.