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Canon Provost   Rev Canon Sheila Bamber

 

       Don't forget to visit the Minster's Official website at www.sunderlandminster.org , a site well worth visiting, if only for the Canon Provost's weekly column  'Sheila's Blog

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Industrial Chaplain

(This post was, until recently, held by Rev Stephen Hazlett . We are yet to be informed as to his successor in the role, because somehow we have not heard anything about this valuable service to the community since Stephen left us.....)

 

 

Musical Director   Tom Honeyman

Organist         

 

Administrator:   Margaret Walton   Tel Minster Office 5654066

 

Assistant Administrator:   Chris Mitchell

 

SERVER

 

-------- Last, but far from least, to complete this list it is my privilege to add an on-going tribute one of the most worthy of servants of this church. In November, Eric Chater is celebrating his Golden Jubilee as a 'Servant of the Sanctuary'  -- a faithful server at Communion services for fifty years as well as the longstanding regular Crucifer at the church for several years. 

 

     I have known Eric for over 60 years, dating back to a time when we attended a Presbyterian Sunday School together, and we next met when I was a Choirboy at Bishopwearmouth in the mid 1950's, and were fellow servers when he finally persuaded the 'powers that be' to admit him to this service. It is my boast that I took a small part in training and encouraging Eric in this role, and now bask in the reflected glory of his great service, one role among many that he has achieved by his firm resolve, despite suggestions - mainly by younger members of the church's clerical team over the years - that he was not cut out for such positions.

       For a while, he ran a small Youth Club at the church (again, through his 'persistence' ) and in the last five years or so he has become one of the church's regular readers at services. In doing this and despite his restricted vision, he has brought in his readings of those sacred passages a clarity, warmth and deep understanding.

 

Congratulations, and thanks for your example, Eric.

                               David Herring

 

NB  Unfortunately, Eric has now retired from this post on grounds of his age and failing health.

 

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Pages prepared/updated by David Herring 14/02/2015