Fr John T Smith retires

Today, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Fr John T Smith celebrated the Mass at S. Andrew’s Kingsbury. The Bishop of Edmonton and the Bishop of Willesden were present as were many Priests, parishioners of S. Andrew’s and visitors. A reception in a large marquee followed with a sit down lunch for 400 people.

Fr John, also known as Fr Friday to many of us at St Mary’s has for 21 years been a loyal friend and said the Mass at St Mary’s on many occasions.

Photos of the day are on our website, (Click on the Gallery), for those of you who were unable to be at the Mass. There are some lovely photos showing the beauty of the church. Today is also the 166th Anniversary of the Dedication of S. Andrew’s on it’s original site in Wells Street.

We wish Fr John a long and happy retirement in Kings Lynn.