Saturday, 30 May 2020

May 2020 Newsletter

Virtual Services to continue during Lockdown Level 3, from June 2020 Council has decided to continue with virtual services during lockdown 3 in June when the Lockdown regulations allow services to happen. Our broadcast ministry team organised by Maggie Verster has excelled in extending the virtual congregation through the professional and sincere services every Sunday at 10am. If you haven't listened yet I urge you to go to:

It also means that the congregation will continue to be kept safe and warm during the cold winter period, especially as many are in the vulnerable age. However, we look forward to the resumption of services in the chapel as soon as it is safe to do so.

We are Grateful to: 
To those who have kept us healthy, especially Dr Johann Delport;
To those who have kindly helped others, especially those in need;
To those who have kept businesses operating for the needs of the community.

Please Pray For: 
 Neil Cooper who has been ill for some time at home nursed by his daughter, Julie, and family;
Oliver and Rudi who have been in hospital and are now at home, having re-opened their restaurant; Rev Barry Wittstock who suffered a heart attack three months ago and is still recovering and has been looked after by his wife, Lynden.

The wedding of Barry and Lynden at the Grahamstown Cathedral on 24 June 1978;
Barry’s ordination at Holy Trinity Church, King William’s Town on 1st June 1980, with his mother

Retirement Virtual Service by Rev Barry Wittstock on Sunday 31 May 2020 at 10am
Please join the Wittstock family in Barry's retirement service from StMark's, Cambridge. On behalf of St Patricks Chapel, I thank and pay tribute to the Rev Barry Wittstock for a lifetime of ministry to eight parishes in the Eastern Cape. Barry was ordained 40 years ago in King Williamstown. His first parish was where he returned for his final years of service, St Mark's.

We thank God for both Barry and Lynden, his wife, who has supported him lovingly. The congregation of St Patrick's is very appreciative of both Barry and Lynden for their ministry at St Patrick's during two periods. The first was when he was rector at Fort Beaufort and latterly when he has taken monthly services and weddings here by travelling all the way from East London.

We thank you, Barry and Lynden, for your dedicated service to St Patrick's. We are aware that as a previous Chairman of the Board of Hobbiton, you have made a considerable difference to the welfare of Hogsback. We wish you a happy and healthy retirement in your home at the foot of Gaika's Kop.

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Trevor Webster Chapel Warden

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