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Web-extra (November 24, 2016): A Glorious, Memorable Evening; St Martin’s Parish Dinner.

Web-extra (November 24, 2016): A Glorious, Memorable Evening;
St Martin’s Parish Dinner.

By Sharron Hanna.

Thanks to the volunteer effort of Church school youngsters and their parents, St Martin’s Parish Hall was transformed into a setting par excellence for the Parish Dinner held on Saturday, October 29th. The dinner was held in honour of the 1700th anniversary of the birth of Martin, our Parish Saint and namesake.

Commanding centre stage was the enormous banner especially created by the Church school for the evening: a banner that before long will have pride of place on the upper walls of the Church sanctuary.

Over 100 people attended the gala event. Recent former incumbents and their spouses along with neighbouring clergy were among the honoured guests. These included Rev. Rob Heard, Rev. Gerry Peddle, Rev. Richard Vroom along with Woodroffe United Church Minister Kathryne Peate and Arch Deacon Chris Dunn (incumbent at All Saints Westboro).

A very special highlight of the evening were presentations made to acknowledge the long-standing volunteer service rendered at St Martin’s by Eleanor Glynn, David Jeannes, Patricia Bethel, David Dawson, Rebecca Veale and Marilyn Collins. In a word: each of them through their unstinting regard and caring exemplify the Spirit of St Martin’s example to the world.

The buzz Sunday morning after the dinner was all about what a marvelous evening the celebration had been. “The best ever in living memory” exclaimed many.

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Photo Caption: The Three Tenors of St Martin’s Choir  Grant Peart, Drew Isaac and Sid Squires provided some of the evening’s  musical entertainment. Photos by Mona Forrest.
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Photo Caption: Volunteer Eleanor Glynn and the Rev. John Organ Photo by Mona Forrest.
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Photo Caption: The banner created by youngsters at St Martin’s Church School to honour the 1700th anniversary of the Parish Saint’s birth. Photo by Mona Forrest.

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