Churchwarden Presentation, St. Paul’s Church, Stafford

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Date:24th of March 1952

Description:The Vicar of St. Paul’s Church, Stafford, the Rev. L H Morgan, is pictured presenting a nest of coffee tables to Mr J W Howse, a gift from the congregation to mark the completion of a quarter of a century’s service as a Churchwarden. Watching the ceremony are Mrs Howse and Mrs Morgan. The man on the extreme left and the man on the extreme right are unknown, please contact us if you recognise either of them.

Tribute to the service rendered by Mr Howse as a Churchwarden was paid at the annual Vestry and Parochial meeting on Monday 24 March. During the presentation the Vicar said that Mr Howse was a man who could always be relied upon and it had been 25 years of complete harmony and friendship. After mentioning that Mr Howse had agreed to continue as his warden for the coming year, the vicar said the gift was a token of the great esteem in which he was held by the whole church and a memento of his long service.

Expressing thanks for the gift, Mr Howse said that they have been 25 wonderful years. He added that when he came to Stafford more than 30 years ago, he had already done a fair amount of church work. He began as a chorister at the age of seven and since then he could not remember being “out of office” except for 12 months when he first came to Stafford, after relinquishing the post of Churchwarden at Cheadle Parish Church.

This photograph was published in the Staffordshire Newsletter on Saturday 29 March 1952. Reproduced by kind permission of the Staffordshire Newsletter who retain copyright.

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