Church marking vicar’s diamond jubilee
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.