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The Rev John Chandler retired from the Benefice during mid October.
John has been the Priest in Charge of St Johns, Mount Bures, Wormingford and Little Horkesley Churches for the past five years.

Johns enthusiasm for the Church and the local community will be sorely missed.
One of his greatest achievements was to provide the Church with its own Toilet facilities and kitchen. His enthusiasm never waned, despite the amount of organisations that had to be consulted in order for this work to be approved.
He then instigated a new plaque to be placed near the Alter in memory of Arthur Brown, who died aged 21 during WW2.
Sadly, John missed the Blessing of the plaque by just one week after his retirement which sees visitors coming from Devon and Kent for its unveiling.
Finally we mustn`t forget the Annual Flower Festival, which sees John actively speaking with the visitors
on both Saturday and Sundays.


John and his wife June, regularly attended the "Connections" Coffee morning on a Thursday.
So as a farewell gift, each member set about making a personalised flag, which would remind John of his time at Mount Bures.

This eventually made a bunting of 25 flags

This plaque is displayed in St Johns in recognition of all his work

Not only did John provide the facilities at our Church,
he even managed to provide one in Malawi.

From all the parishioners in Mount Bures, we wish John all the very best in his retirement.

See also Dedication of a new Plaque inside the church
which John implemented.


Published 18/10/2019
Photographs courtesy of Jan Sargeant and John Cowlin