I was delighted to hear from Past Master Jonathan Straker that the grave of Richard Johnson at St Mary's Hendon Parish Church is well tended. It was very kind of Past Master Straker to undertake the annual check of this grave and, when he suggested that we thank Father Gwyn Clement, the vicar of St Mary's, by inviting him as our guest to the Richard Johnson service and lunch afterwards, I was very happy to issue the invitation and even happier to hear that Father Gwyn has accepted. This is a good opportunity for all of us to thank him and I hope that many of those present on 1 June will find the time to do so.
Past Master Straker kindly took a photo of Father Gwyn standing by Richard Johnson's grave and I have posted this on the Latest News section of the website. You can take a look at it here.
You may care to note that the annual Richard Johnson service (the 'Bubble Service') is going to be very well attended this year. We already have 226 people coming which means that the lunch afterwards will overflow from the Hall into the Stock Room. However it will still be a wonderful occasion and we can squeeze more of you in. So, if you would like to make a late booking, you can email Helen Ashworth, our Event Manager, by clicking here.