Church mark­ing vicar’s di­a­mond ju­bilee

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

St Fran­cis Angli­can Church Toko­roa is ex­tend­ing an in­vi­ta­tion to cel­e­brate with them the di­a­mond ju­bilee of the in­duc­tion of the first vicar of Toko­roa-Mangakino, the Rev Peter Gamlen, on Au­gust 26, 1952. A ser­vice of thanks­giv­ing at 10am, Sun­day, Au­gust 26, will be fol­lowed by lunch.

The con­gre­ga­tion re­cently re­ceived a photo of Rev Gamlen af­ter be­ing in contact with his fam­ily.

Notic­ing the date of his ar­rival, and this be­ing a di­a­mond ju­bilee year al­ready, it was de­cided to have their own cel­e­bra­tion too.

So if you have an as­so­ci­a­tion with St Fran­cis Toko­roa, whether it goes back to 1952 or not, or St Paul’s Mangakino, or Rev Peter Gamlen’s fam­ily, and you wish to join us on the day, phone 886 7565 to help or­gan­is­ers with cater­ing num­bers.

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