This weekend one of our retired clergy, Fr John Fairweather, celebrates 50 years as a priest, which is a considerable milestone in ministry. He was ordained in Exeter Cathedral by the then bishop of Exeter, Rt Revd Robert Mortimer. locally he was vicar of St Andrew’s Exwick for over 20 years before his retirement in 2004.
There are two celebratory Masses with Fr John. The first is on Friday 25th in St Michael’s at 7pm. This will be followed by wine to drink a toast with him.
Then Fr John will celebrate the Parish Mass on Sunday 27th at 10.30am. Various family and friends will be with him, and all are welcome.
There is no Church without priests! We give thanks for John and for his ministry