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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. - ST. ALBANS, HOLBORN  - APRIL 26th 2014

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - HOLY TRINITY, HOXTON  - JANUARY 2014

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AUTUMN FESTIVAL - ST. GILES, READING - OCTOBER 5th 2013

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PG3 AREA FESTIVAL - ST. BARTHOLOMEW, BRIGHTON - JULY 13th 2013

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MIDLANDS ARE PILGRIMAGE - HEREFORD CATHEDRAL  - JUNE 8th 2013

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. - ST. ALBANS, HOLBORN  - APRIL 6th 2013

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - HOLY TRINITY, HOXTON  - JANUARY 2013

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NATIONAL AUTUMN FESTIVAL - ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, COVENTRY - OCTOBER 20th 2012

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EASTERN AREA FESTIVAL - ST. MARY, WALSINGHAM 23RD JUNE 2012

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ST. ANDREW, ROMFORD, CHAPTER CENTENARY FESTIVAL  - ST. ALBAN, ROMFORD 19TH 2012

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NORTHERN AREA FESTIVAL  - ST. PETER, STOCKPORT MAY 12TH 2012

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. - ST. ALBANS, HOLBORN  - APRIL 14th 2012

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - HOLY TRINITY, HOXTON  - JANUARY 2012

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NATIONAL AUTUMN FESTIVAL - BRISTOL CATHEDRAL & LORD MAYOR'S CHAPEL - OCTOBER 8TH 2011

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MIDLANDS AREA FESTIVAL - ST MARY DE CASTRO, LEICESTER - SEPTEMBER 3rd 2011

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. - ST. ALBANS, HOLBORN  - APRIL 30th 2011

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - HOLY TRINITY, HOXTON  - JANUARY 2011

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AUTUMN FESTIVAL - BLACKBURN CATHEDRAL - OCTOBER 9TH 2010

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MIDLANDS AREA FESTIVAL - ST MARY DE CASTRO, LEICESTER - SEPTEMBER 18th 2010

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EAST KENT FESTIVAL  - ST. ANDREW, DEAL  - SEPTEMBER 11th 2010

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. - ST. ALBANS, HOLBORN  - APRIL 10th 2010

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - HOLY TRINITY, HOXTON  - JANUARY 2010

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AUTUMN  FESTIVAL - ST NICOLAS, GUILDFORD - OCTOBER 31ST 2009

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MIDLANDS AREA FESTIVAL - ST MARY DE CASTRO, LEICESTER - SEPTEMBER 12th 2009

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PG16 FESTIVAL . - ST. LAURENCE, LONG EATON  - MAY 12th 2009

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. - ST. ALBANS, HOLBORN  - APRIL 18th 2009

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INCARNATE WORD CHAPTER CENTENARY - ST JAMES NEW MALDEN - FEBRUARY 2009

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - HOLY TRINITY, HOXTON  - JANUARY 2009

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NATIONAL AUTUMN FESTIVAL - ST. EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL  - OCTOBER 4th 2008

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MIDLANDS AREA FESTIVAL . - ST. PETER, WOLVERHAMPTON  - SEPTEMBER 13th 2008

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EASTERN AREA FESTIVAL . - ST. THOMAS, BRENTWOOD  - MAY 17th 2008

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PG16 FESTIVAL . - ST. LAURENCE, LONG EATON  - MAY 13th 2008

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PG3 FESTIVAL . - LANCING COLLEGE CHAPEL  - MAY 10th 2008

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. - ST. ALBANS, HOLBORN  - MARCH 29th 2008

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - HOLY TRINITY, HOXTON  - JANUARY 2008

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NATIONAL AUTUMN FESTIVAL - ST. WOOLOS CATHEDRAL, NEWPORT, MONMOUTH - NOVEMBER 17th 2007

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FR MOORE'S GOLDEN JUBILEE OF ORDINATION - ST. ALBAN'S, HOLBORN - SEPTEMBER 29th 2007

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MIDLANDS AREA FESTIVAL  - HOLY TRINITY, MUCH WENLOCK - SEPTEMBER 1st 2007

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EASTERN AREA FESTIVAL - ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, NORWICH - MAY 19TH 2007

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PG3 FESTIVAL. - SUSSEX UNIVERSITY  - MAY 5 2007

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. - ST. ALBANS, HOLBORN  - APRIL 14 2007

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - HOLY TRINITY, HOXTON  - JANUARY 2007

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AUTUMN FESTIVAL - NEWCASTLE CATHEDRAL - OCTOBER 14th 2006

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MIDLANDS ARE SERVERS FESTIVAL - WORKSOP PRIORY - SEPTEMBER 9th 2006

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PG3 AREA FESTIVAL 2006 - EASTBOURNE  -. JULY 8th 2006

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GLASTONBURY PILGRIMAGE 2006 

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EASTERN AREA FESTIVAL 2006 - ST. PAUL, GREAT YARMOUTH  -. MAY 20th 2006

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EASTER FESTIVAL 2006 - ST. AUGUSTINE, QUEENS GATE - APRIL 22nd 2006

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - ST. NICHOLAS PLUMSTEAD, - JANUARY 7th 2006

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AUTUMN FESTIVAL - BRIGHTON OCTOBER 1st 2005

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NORTH WALES GSS & FORWARD IN FAITH EUCHARISTIC FESTIVAL - JULY 9th 2005

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PG3 FESTIVAL at LANCING - JUNE 18th 2005

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. AT AT. AUGUSTINE, QUEENSGATE - APRIL 2nd 2005

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - ST. NICHOLAS, PLUMSTEAD JANUARY 2005

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AUTUMN FESTIVAL - WORCESTER CATHEDRAL - OCTOBER 2nd 2004 

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GLASTONBURY PILGRIMAGE - JULY 10th 2004 

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COVENTRY CHAPTER 90th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS - JUNE 5th 2004

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. AT AT. AUGUSTINE, QUEENSGATE - APRIL 17th 2004

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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - ST. AGNES, KENNINGTON - JANUARY 10th 2004

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AUTUMN FESTIVAL - LIVERPOOL  CATHEDRAL  - OCT 11th 2003

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MIDLANDS AREA FESTIVAL - STAFFORD - SEPT 13th 2003

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REQUIEM MASS FOR ROY CRESSWELL R.I.P.  - CROYDON - SEPT 6th 2003

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. AT AT. AUGUSTINE, QUEENSGATE - APRIL 26th 2003

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AUSTRALIAN CHAPTER 

16 Servers were admitted to full membership in the Chapter of  The Assumption of Our Lady, Queensland, Australia -
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EPIPHANY FESTIVAL - ST. AGNES, KENNINGTON - JANUARY 11th 2003

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WEDDING OF MATTHEW PITTAM (Vice Chairman, Coventry Chapter) & CLAIRE BLACKBURN - 28th SEPTEMBER 2002

Matthew Pittam, Vice chairman of the Coventry Chapter and Claire  Blackburn 
were married at St. John the Baptist, Coventry on Saturday  September 28th.
They were supported by members of the Chapter

  
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BRISTOL OCTOBER 12th 2002

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LICHFIELD SEPTEMBER 14th 2002 

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THE HOLY GRAIL CHAPTER MEETING SEPTEMBER 10th 2002

The Holy Grail Chapter held its first meeting of the autumn at St Mary's
Apsley on 10 September. Fr David Lawson celebrated the Mass after the Guild Office. 

After the service, the chapter bade farewell to Eric Bolton who has
been one of our Cantors for the last 19 years. He was presented with a book token and card. Ann Covington (standing directly in front of the cross) was admitted as a probationer to the Guild. The picture shows Ann standing next to Eric (purple cassock) who is by Robert Snelling the Chapter Secretary.

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GLASTONBURY PILGRIMAGE - JULY 13th 2002 

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EASTER FESTIVAL & A.G.M. AT AT. AUGUSTINE, QUEENSGATE - APRIL 6th 2002 


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AUTUMN FESTIVAL AT LINCOLN CATHEDRAL - OCTOBER 13th 2001 

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SERVICE AT HAMPTON COURT - OCTOBER 6th 2001 

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BISHOP EDWIN BARNES FAREWELL MASS - ST. ALBANS - SEPT 15 2001 

Hundreds gathered at St. Alban's for a farewell Mass for Bishop Edwin.
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LICHFIELD SERVERS FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 2001 

Once again an extremely joyful and uplifting day. The Preacher was Bishop Andrew Burnham, Bishop of Ebbsfleet.
After the Festival, Roy Cresswell, Secretary-General of the GSS and organiser of the Festival since its beginning in 1956, was presented with a cheque in recognition of his work for the Festival and to mark his recent 80th Birthday. Our congratulations to Roy.
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GLASTONBURY PILGRIMAGE - JULY 7th 2001 

Despite a traffic jam on the M5 which delayed the arrival of many pilgrims by over 60 minutes, I am sure all present had a most enjoyable and uplifting day. The weather was good despite the forecasts.
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PORTSMOUTH CHAPTER CENTENARY, JUNE 9th 2001 

The Portsmouth Chapter Celebrate their Centenary with the Chaplain General and the Secretary General. During the Guild Office the replacement banner in the picture was dedicated to replace the 97 year old original still in use

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ST. JOHN THE DIVINE, LEICESTER,  CHAPTER MEETING - June 20th 2001

The Chapter hosted a celebration of Corpus Christi at St. Peter's, Highfields, Leicester on Wednesday 20 June.

The Chapter is endeavouring to establish this as an annual event in the Diocese.

The Celebrant was Fr. Alan Hawker and the preacher was Fr. Philip O'Reilly.
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ST. FRIDESWIDE, SLOUGH, CHAPTER MEETING - June 20th 2001 at ETON COLLEGE

The Chapter of St Frideswide celebrated the Solemn Guild Office and Solemn Te Deum in Eton College Chapel on Wednesday 20 June.

The Officiant at the Office was Fr Ivan Randall and the chapter cantors took part. The College choir sang the Magnificat in Latin to a setting by Vittoria and the O Sacrum Convivium by Thomas Tallis.

The solemn Te Deum Laudamus was sung by all to traditional Anglican chants by Lauder, Cutler and Ley.

The College entertained the Chapter of St Frideswide, visitors and friends to an excellent buffet supper.

A picture of the robed Guild members and Clergy is attached. The picture was taken within the Chapel Quadrangle by kind permission of the Provost and Fellows of Eton College. The Chapter express their appreciation of this gesture.

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ST. FRIDESWIDE, SLOUGH, CHAPTER MEETING - May 18th 2001

St Frideswide Chapter made a return visit to St Paul's Church,Egham Hythe after an interval of about 20 years.
Brother Chris Mungal was admitted as a member to the Guild
The guild office was sung with Fr David Reynish as Officiant and an address given by the Vicar of St Paul's. The chapter were joined by member of the Holy Grail Chapter and the Chapter of the Incarnate Word.
Our thoughts were directed to consider our closeness to Our Lord when serving in the sanctuary by the attached picture which was given to all those present.

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PG16 GROUP FESTIVAL - ST.LAURENCE, LONG EATON - May 15th 2001

 

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50 YEAR PRESENTATION TO COUNCILLOR LEN CANTERBURY

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Hon. Councillor Len Canterbury, who has held most offices within the Chapter and represented PG9 as Group Councillor is the third member of the Chapter to complete fifty years membership. At the AGM in January, the Lay Chairman presented him with an illuminated certificate to mark this significant achievement. In his introduction, Brother Hignell thanked Len for all the time and effort that has been eagerly given to the Chapter and Guild. Despite suffering ill health for some time, Len is still a very active member of the Chapter.

 

EASTER  FESTIVAL - ST. AUGUSTINE, QUEENSGATE  - APRIL 21st 2001

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SOUTHWARK SERVERS  FESTIVAL - SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL  - JANUARY 13th 2001

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AUTUMN FESTIVAL - TEWKESBURY ABBEY  - OCTOBER 14th 2000

The Guild Autumn Festival was held at Tewkesbury Abbey on Saturday 14th October 2000

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Hundreds of members and supporters gathered at Tewkesbury Abbey for the Autumn Festival on October 14th 2000.
Solemn Eucharist at 12 noon was followed at 3 p.m. with Guild Office, Address by the Vicar of Tewkesbury Abbey,  Procession & Benediction. 
It was a happy and uplifting day enjoyed by all present.

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LEICESTER CHAPTER 25th ANNIVERSARY - SEPTEMBER13th 2000

The Leicester Chapter celebrated the 25th anniversary of the re-forming of the Chapter.

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Area Councillor Terry Doughty with other members who initiated the the re-forming of the Chapter 25 years ago, after the meeting at St. Paul's, Leicester on September 13th 2000. St. Paul's is where the first meeting was held but is due to be closed and demolished. 

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LICHFIELD SERVERS FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 9TH 2000

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COVENTRY & LEAMINGTON MEETING AUGUST 15TH 2000

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Coventry & Leamington joint chapter meeting at Ashow ends with a bang!!
After a Sung Mass of the Assumption, at the Church of the Assumption, Ashow, there was a firework display.

 

GLASTONBURY - JULY 1st 2000

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REPORT OF READING CHAPTER CENTENARY FESTIVAL

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CHRIST OUR FUTURE - LONDON ARENA - JUNE 10th 2000

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St. Alban & St. Michael, Letchworth - Derrick Silver's 40th anniversary of membership

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Derrick Silver Fr. Michael Silver Ron Pike
 
The May meeting was presided over by Fr Michael Silver at his church in Letchworth. The Chapter celebrated the 40th anniversary of Derrick Silver's membership of the Guild. Fr Silver is Derrick's son but as he stated in his homily it seems strange that he (Derrick) calls me Father and I call him Brother!
 
A party was held at the Silver's home after the Guild Office and Benediction had been sung. Derrick said he owes his serving all to his teacher Brother Ron Pike who played the organ at the Office. Ron is the Chairman of this chapter and the PG Councillor was there to add his congratulations

 


70 Years a member!!
Brother Gordon Laing of St. Joseph of Arimathaea Chapter, Portsmouth completed 70 years membership of the Guild in May. Congratulations and well done
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Area Councillor Craig Aburn becomes a father

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Craig Aburn (Area Councillor for London Groups 5 & 6) with his son, John, who is doing well and growing..


Leicester Cantor canters down the aisle!

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The Wedding of Michael Attenborough (a Cantor of the Leicester Chapter) to Lisa on May 27th.


LG5 & 6 May Devotions at St. Luke, Kingston

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The picture shows the Procession of the Statue of the BVM at the beginning of Mass

The picture (from back) shows: Fr Martin Hislop SSC (Co-Chaplain LG5/85), Fr Michael Walter (Co-Chaplain LG5/85), Christopher Noke (MC of St Luke's, Kingston), Group Councillor (LG 5&6) Craig Aburn